Remember that it's required to bring the textbook Elements of Argument to class every week. You cannot expect to receive any participation credit if you are locked out of all discussion by not having the text. I realize books are expensive, but they are requirements of this course.
Be sure to review the requirements for how to turn in your essay this coming week. They are in the syllabus. You must follow the directions exactly for your paper to be considered "on time."
You should probably start reading Notes on a Scandal by now to finish on time.
Check the syllabus, as always, for next week's reading assignment.