4 In-class Essays (including final) (10% each) 40%
4 Formal, Revised Essays (10% each) 40%
Free-writing Journal 5%
Class Participation and Preparedness 5%
Class writing 5%
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%.
IMPORTANT: For freshmen or transfer students entering Midwestern in the fall of 2011 or later, a grade of C or higher in ENGL 1113 is a prerequisite for enrolling in ENGL 1123, and a grade of C or higher in 1123 is required for graduation from Midwestern.
Final and intermediate drafts of written work completed out of class must be typed. Each assignment will indicate precise formatting and composing requirements. All typed essays will be submitted in MLA form.
By enrolling in this class, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The “limited right” shall include but not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for education 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.
Late work will not be accepted. If you are absent on an assignment due date, then the assignment must be e-mailed to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to the beginning of the class period. Students are welcome to turn in their work early if they know that they are going to miss a class.
Policy Regular attendance is both encouraged and expected. Roll will be taken at the beginning of every class. If you miss or have more than 9 absences, excused or not, you will fail the class. Please note, however, this is not an invitation to miss class.
Because of the leniency of the absentee policy, tardys and leaving class early will be counted as an absence. Any student who arrives after roll has been taken will be marked as absent, and any student that leaves before class dismissal will be counted as absent for that day.
Please note that being absent does not excuse you from turning in required work on time.
Students should contact the instructor as soon as possible if there are extenuating circumstances.
CELL PHONES will be turned off and out of sight during all class time. If your phone rings during class or the instructor spots or suspects cell phone use during class, then you will be asked to leave class and counted as absent for the day.
This policy also applies to any electronic device that is not medically necessary, or deemed necessary for the student to learn or participate in class.
The English Department number should be given out as an emergency contact number for you during class time.
Please Note: Use of any electronic device during any graded effort will be awarded a zero.