Week 13, Tuesday: May 4

And now all of you in both courses know that May 4 isn't just a Star Wars thing, but actually a Very Important Date in Chinese history! Tell all your friends about this awesome fact: the Chinese invented May Fourth! (Like pretty much everything else, from gunpowder and the compass to toilet paper. Yes, oldest known reference to TP is in a sixth century set of family instructions, suggesting not to use paper with writings of the sages or extracts from the Confucian classics for that purpose.)

Schedule for today

  • Start reading on this week's materials! We're getting closer to the present, but my guess is that only 1989 has really made its way into your generation's collective consciousness.
  • If you need company and want immediate answers while you work on your writing, drop by between 2-4PM on our regular Zoom link. I'm around.
    • I am working through your second draft and am sending out feedback as I have it! 

Activities for the Muhlenberg Community

  • 6:00 - 8:30 p.m: The Africana Studies Program, the Office of Prevention Education, and the Muhlenberg Trans Advocacy Coalition will be co-facilitating a film screening and discussion of Free CeCe! Please register by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4th, at the following link (or using the link on the poster)

Tuesday tech tip

I'm temporarily out of techie Tuesday tech tips! But here's a simple one to start using now, and in future coursework (because I think you will see more blogs and websites in your future, as Bergbuilds is growing!)

In blog posts, embrace the beauty of being on the internet, and go the extra few steps to add a hyperlink:

  • to a fellow student's post
  • to resource you consulted online
  • to a library catalogue record of an additional article or book you used
  • to a photograph you found online (in the caption)

We live in the twenty-first century. Everything is connected. Plug your work into the web!

"Spider webs, Swan Lake Flat" by YellowstoneNPS is licensed under CC PDM 1.0

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