Additional information about course objectives can be found on the department webpage, http://libarts.mwsu.edu/english/.
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%.
Submission Format and Policy
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.
Late Paper/Assignment Policy
All assigned work will be due on dates assigned at the beginning of the class. Any work turned in late will receive a ten point deduction for each day that it is late. If you are absent the day of an exam or an in-class writing, you may make up the missed exam if you provide a note from your doctor.
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.
Cell phones and other such gadgets are not to be used during class time. 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 affects 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.