Assignment % of Grade
8 quizzes 20
4 writing assignments 40
Final Grammar Test 20
Final Essay Exam 20
A = 100-90%; B = 89-80%; C = 79-70%; D = 69-60%; F = 59-0%.
No late homework will be accepted. Missed quizzes and writing assignments may be made-up in my office within a week.
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 and to learn how to develop as a writer. When you miss class meetings, you miss out on the instruction for which you pay tuition. In the unfortunate event that you accrue 7 or more absences before the last day to withdraw, you have the responsibility of withdrawing from the class. Please don’t feel you have to explain or justify any absences to me; I respect your privacy, but you must accept the consequences. If you miss class, you miss any writing assignment or group work done during that period, and you miss any announcements regarding future assignments. Notify me in advance if you will not be able to make class; you may leave an email message. If you must miss class on a due date for an assignment, email it as an attachment or it will lose points. Consider it your responsibility to be here, prepared for class, or you will not do as well as you wish, nor gain as much as you could.