MW 12:30-1:50 PM
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%.
Grammar Final: Wed. July 3, 2013; Blue Book Final: Friday, July 5, 2013
Successful completion of EIGHT quizzes (indicated in the daily schedule) and Grammar Final (Multiple Choice); successful completion of FOUR in-class Blue Books and the final BLUE B0OK.
A missed quiz or in-class writing assignment may be made up NO QUESTIONS ASKED as long as the make-up occurs before the quiz or essay is returned in class which is usually the next class period: i.e., Monday’s quiz or Blue Book is returned Wednesday and Wednesday’s quiz or Blue Book is returned on Monday. Work not completed in this time frame receives a grade of zero. You may make up these assignments in the instructor’s office ONLY during the instructor’s posted office hours. The best way to make sure the instructor is there at the time you want to make up the assignment is to notify him (by e-mail ideally) and make sure he has confirmed. You take your chances when you simply show up. The opportunity is gone as of the next class period (i.e., when the instructor goes over the quiz or returns the Blue Book). REMEMBER: A make-up of a missed quiz or Blue Book or anything else is NOT a right—it is a privilege. The instructor may be ill or unavailable for some reason. The opportunity to make up the quiz or Blue Book is then FORFEIT. In addition, the make-up opportunity does NOT pertain to the Grammar Final and Blue Book Final. A student who misses them will not be given a make-up opportunity under any circumstances.
If you have more than 6 absences (the equivalent of 3 weeks of class during a regular semester), excused or not, you fail the class. The very next missed class period after six absences will mean automatic failure of the course irrespective of course grade at the time. Students cannot withdraw from this course if they have 90 or more earned credit hours. Attendance is taken at the beginning of class. If students are not present during roll, the mark is ABSENT even if the student should show up later. The instructor is not at liberty to sign a withdrawal slip unless directed to do so by the WP Director or Assistant.
According to WPR policy, students cannot withdraw from ENGL 2113 if they have 90 or more earned credit hours. Even if the instructor signs the withdrawal, that withdrawal is invalid if the student has 90 or more earned credit hours.
The English Department’s home page is http://www.mwsu.edu/english. Resources for many of our courses can be found at our home page under Course Descriptions.
Department Policy: Plagiarism is the use of someone else’s thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")–whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.
In ENGL 2113-103, academic dishonesty is of special concern in regard to the required in-class quizzes, grammar exam, and BLUE BOOKS. Students must respond to quiz and exam questions and the BLUE BOOK prompt on their own without consulting with others in any way. For the BLUE BOOK, students must write from scratch in a blank blue book without help from anyone and relying solely on their own thoughts and phrasing. During a quiz, exam, or BLUE BOOK, students cannot consult with anyone (except the instructor). ALL ELECTRONICS MUST BE OFF THE STUDENTS’ DESKS. NO HEAD SETS—NOTHING! Do not leave the classroom during a test unless the instructor gives you permission. If you do have permission, don’t take the exam with you. The instructor will not confront students in the event of a concern about a test’s integrity. Instead, the instructor will mark a “0” (no points) on the quiz, exam, or Blue Book. NOTE: The instructor is not failing an assignment because the student cheated. The instructor is giving the assignment a “0” for NOT FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS (i.e., for violating the rules of this policy by consulting with others, failing to write from scratch, using electronics during the test, or engaging in some other behavior which compromises the student’s integrity and/or violates the student honor code). The instructor does NOT have to prove the student was cheating. The “0” is for violating policy.
FINDING ME: While I do check my email and voicemail through the day Monday-Thursday, I do not necessarily check them on Fridays or over the weekend. I am available on a walk-in basis during the posted office hours unless I am called away or using the restroom or having a meeting (usually a note is posted on the door if I have to be gone for more than a few minutes). Feel free to leave a note of your own letting me know your concern and when you will return. The best way to insure I am present is by contacting me by e-mail. If I confirm, I will definitely (at least try) to be there.
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.
The professor considers 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 the professor’s expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.
Email contact is preferred: firstname.lastname@example.org. My office phone is 397-4246. Remember: you and I do not have an appointment unless I have verified it. If you call and I’m not there (and you want verification), please ask me to verify by e-mail (and make sure you tell me the e-mail).
Practice courtesy: When I am speaking to the class, do not walk in front of me or talk at the same time. When another student is speaking, listen. All cell phones and other electronic devices must be silenced and put away during class. If you need to use the restroom or take an emergency call (and we are not taking a test), you do not need my permission; simply leave when I or a classmate is not speaking. BUT you must have the instructor’s permission to leave the class period for good. Eating is not allowed in the classroom. Your drink must have a spill-proof lid. The instructor reports disruptive behavior to the Dean of Students.