In this class, the following numerical equivalents for final 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.
MLA form is required, as is a hard copy of each essay. Each writing assignment will be preceded by a lengthy prompt, and each student must, at a minimum, meet the stated requirements.
Furthermore, 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 shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational 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 papers will be penalized one letter grade for each day that they are tardy.
Email: Remember that you are enrolled in an English, so please communicate in a professional manner when emailing. (That means that you need to utilize complete sentences and capital letters--at the minimum.)
Plagiarism is rampant in composition classes, usually due to "copying and pasting" from the internet.
Plagiarism is one of the most serious examples of academic dishonesty; consequently, it will not be tolerated.
The following is the penalty of plagiarism: The student will earn a "zero" for that particular assignment, and he or she will not be able to replace that essay with a "re-write."
If a student commits plagiarism twice in the same semester, he or she will earn an F for that semester's grade.