I am really frustrated to hear some of you are recieving spam emails that are coming via this and the team blog…how it works: basically, someone has a program running that goes out and puts comments or ‘trackbacks’ (- in short a link to a site -usually a blog- that appears as an excerpt or quote from that site…) on posts at random. They seem to target a site once they get in…any of you who have subscribed to comments on the blogs will more than likely get these spam messages in your email with my address on them….
In order to help put a stop to this, I have deactivated the commenting ability on posts on this blog that are more than 21 days old.
I would also suggest you block the email address that comes with any spam you get. I know it is mine, but I don’t use that address anymore and I only recieve emails at that one (ie I don’t send from it…) So, please block it!!
I hope that helps….Spam sucks…
This one is a bummer…Remember I mentioned about questions for the first section of the exam (multiple choice) being in chronological order, and the site passage questions being in random order??? Well…I wasn’t sure I trusted that knowledge, so, yesterday afternoon I wrote the multiple choice questions of the most current Lit. exam. The good news is I did great and I think you will too…that portion is easier than I thought it would be…so if you were in class and read the stuff, then I think you should do really well!
The bad news is that the chronological order thing worked great until you got to the section where they have quotes you have to identify…then it broke down. The chronological thing doesn’t work with the ‘identifying quotes’ section of the exam (which was only about 7 questions on the one I wrote…).
So, I went back to re-check that information on the exam specs….and it turns out I misread it. My bad….terribly sorry about that mixup. Here’s the truth on it:
1. The first section is chronological
2. The recognizing authors and titles section (where you identify quotes…) IS NOT –
Thinking about it now, this totally makes sense, as it would be way too easy if they put them all in order…
I will clarify this in class as well…
BUT…I want you to know that the multiple choice section was way easier than I expected, and I hope that you will find it the same. The quotes they put in aren’t hugely tricky – they make sense…and I think writing that part with the reading list in front of you would help jog your memory…They even put in at least one from when I was away with our new baby, (and I didn’t read that poem…) and I was able to guess it no problem…
So…hope that clarifies a bunch for you.
Monday we will start reviewing Hamlet , as was requested in Friday’s class. I think this is a good move, as you are guaranteed to be responsible for at least 18 marks for this play on the exam, whereas which poems you have is a toss up…
Hope you have a stellar weekend and that your exam anxiety is very low. From what I have seen with your ‘mock essays’ in class and what you’ve done with practice exams so far (and all that other stuff we have done…), I think you will do more than fine!!