Additional information about course objectives can be found on the department webpage, http://libarts.mwsu.edu/english/.
Assignments % of Grade
Minimum of 4 In-Class Essays (350-word min. each) 30%
Minimum of 4 Formal, Revised Essays (750-word min.each) 50%
Major Exams 15%
In this class, the following numerical equivalents for final grades are used: A = 100-90%; B = 89-80%; C = 79-70%; D = 69-60%; F = 59-0%.
All writing assignments will be typed in MLA format.
By enrolling in this class, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” to all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.
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.
I will not accept late work unless you provide a note from your doctor excusing the absence on the day the assignment was due. I will not accept email submissions of assignments; therefore, in order to ensure your assignments are turned in on time, you must be present in class the day the assignment is due. 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 two absences consequence-free; however, after two, 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
I will give one warning for disruptive behavior (cell phones, talking, etc) after the warning; however, 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.