Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30-3:50 pm
Email contact is preferred: email@example.com. My other contact information is on page 1.
When writing an e-mail message, follow conventions of standard written English. Do not use text-code when you write, and be sure to include a greeting (Mrs. Green,) and a signature (your name).
What you cannot expect of me is to be available 24/7. While I do check my email and voicemail, excluding weekends, I do not necessarily check them more than once a day or late in the evenings.
You can expect me to be available as a resource from which to draw and to obtain feedback. I am very responsive to email questions as long as I know who the email is from and have all information necessary to provide a complete answer. Please speak slowly and comprehensibly if leaving a voicemail message so that I can decipher your name, message, and return phone number as well.
Assignment % of Grade
TAIR Conference attendance (Sat., March 2, 7:45 am-3:00 pm)
TAIR Conference contribution and experience paper 10
Writing Minilesson 10
Reading Minilesson 10
Research Project 50
The Great Gatzby contribution 10
Class participation 10
Your grades in this class are based on this scale: A = 100-90%; B = 89-80%; C = 79-70%; D = 69-60%; F = 59-0%.
In lieu of taking a final examination, please meet me in our classroom at 5:45 PM to retrieve your research project.
All writing assignments must follow MLA format. You may use either pen or pencil to complete the initial in-class assignment. You must type all out-of-class assignments. Submit all assignments in a folder with pockets.
The policy for submitting late work is as follows: If you are unable to submit an assignment when it is due (as noted on the course syllabus), send me an e-mail before the due date requesting an extension. After you receive my response, print out correspondence as evidence of the extension and include it with your assignment on the newly scheduled date.
Late work that does not follow this procedure will not be accepted and will receive a grade of zero.
If you have more than 6 absences (the equivalent of 3 weeks of class), excused or not, you fail the class. Please note, however, that this is not an invitation to miss 3 weeks of class—class time will provide the instruction you need to meet the objectives of this course. If you miss class, you miss valuable participation and peer support, as well as announcements regarding future assignments.
Please don’t feel you have to explain or justify any absences to me; I respect your privacy, but you must accept the consequences. Consider it your responsibility to be present and prepared for class so that you can do as well as you wish and gain as much as you can.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center (397-4140).
I consider this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is my expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.
Be on time: If you are repeatedly late to class, I will begin marking you absent. If extenuating circumstances prevent you from arriving on time, please let me know.
Practice courtesy: If you arrive late to class, remain outside the classroom if I or a fellow student is making a presentation. If you need to leave the room, you do not need my permission; simply leave when a lesson or presentation ends. Disruptive behavior—which prevents me from teaching, your peers from learning, and all of us from writing and reading—is grounds for being asked to leave the room and being counted absent.
All cell phones and other electronic devices must be silenced and put away during class. Eating and drinking are not allowed in the classroom.