Additional information about course objectives can be found on the department webpage, http://libarts.mwsu.edu/english/.
Assignment % of Grade
4 In-Class Writings (150-word min. each) 40
3 Formal, Revised Essays (400-word min. each) 30
Grammar Quizzes and Homework 30
Writing assignments should require students to produce approximately 3500 words and count for at least 60% of the final grade: 30% in-class writings and 30% formal, revised essays.
This class will not use the plus/minus grading system. In this class, the following numerical equivalents for grades are used: A = 100-90%; B = 89-80%; C = 79-70%; D = 69-60%; F = 59-0%.
All in-class work must be written on standard white lined paper in pen. All outside class work must be typed, printed, and submitted according to current MLA requirements.
Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
All assigned work will be due on dates assigned at the beginning of the class. I do not accept late work. Any assignment that you do not hand in on the due date will receive a zero—no exceptions. DO NOT make the mistake of missing an assignment.
In order to successfully complete this course, attendance is imperative. I will allow one absence consequence-free; however, after one, each subsequent absence will result a 2.5 point deduction from you final average.
Tardiness to class is disruptive and disrespectful to both the professor and your fellow classmates. I will count every two late arrivals as being equal to one absence and will deduct from your final average according to my absence policy. If you arrive any time after class begins, you will be considered tardy; however, if you are ten minutes late or more, you will be counted absent.
There will be no "misbehaving" in the classroom: Cell phones use is prohibited as well as talking and any other disruptive behavior. I will give one warning, but If the behavior persists after a warning, you may be asked to leave the class and receive an absence for that day. Sleeping and chatting with your friends will not be tolerated during class. If this behavior persists after I have spoken to you about it, you will be asked to leave the classroom. Any case of disruptive behavior can possibly result in a referral to the dean of students. Disruptive behavior effects the education of your colleagues who have paid to attend this class; they, and I, deserve respect and the prospect of a “mature” classroom environment.