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Grading Options

  • Comp 3160 is a 4 credit course.
  • As with most courses in CLA it has A-F grading, rather than pass / no-pass.

>> "The Curve"  >> Revisions  >> Final Exam  >> Final Letter Grades  >> Incompletes
>> Criteria for Grading College Writing  >> "The Strike Zone"


  A = 93.0-100+%   A- = 90.0-92.9%
"The Curve"

The actual numbers used to determine final grades may differ slightly (in your favor) because adjustments may be made after we go over the exams in class.

B+ = 87.0-89.9%     B = 83.0-86.9%     B- = 80.0-82.9%
C+ = 77.0-79.9%   C = 73.0-76.9%   C- = 70.0-72.9%
D+ = 67.0-69.9%   D = 60.0-66.9%   F   = below 59.9%


GRADING:

"Written texts, collaborative or individual, will be graded according to a set of criteria for successful completion of the task. The criteria include 1) the content and rhetoric (suitability for audience and purpose) of the text, and 2) the presentability of the text (mechanics, spelling, grammar, usage, format). For a text to be passing, both 1 and 2 must be passing. Included also in both categories is the expectation that students will practice the techniques of rhetoric and revising taught in the class. Unsatisfactory texts will be rewritten, usually within three class periods of being returned to the student" (Write for the Social Sciences, UMD Composition Department, 1995, p. 1).

For other information see "Standards for Grading in Composition 3160."

Under normal conditions, D+ and D will not be given out as final grades in this section of Comp 3160. In real life situations your writing often receives either an "A" or an "F" -- and nothing in between.

If you would like your final grade sent directly to you, please give me a stamped self-addressed envelope. The departmental secretary may not give out grades, and grades cannot be given out over the telephone. If you would like your final grade by E-mail send a request to troufs@d.umn.edu.


"SECOND OPINIONS":

If, for whatever reason, you would like a third party to independently read and grade your material, I will arrange for a "blind" review. The Composition Department Head or Program Director will assign a reviewer who will know neither your nor my identity. The grade assigned by the unknown instructor will become your grade -- even if it is lower than the one I originally gave you.


REVISIONS FOR HIGHER GRADES:

Paper #2 may be redone (revised and/or edited) one time after you have handed it in. You must hand in earlier drafts. If your paper is returned unread, then what you hand in the following time will be considered your final revision. Note what Write for the Social Sciences (UMD Composition Department, 1995, p. 33) has to say about revision:

    What revising is not.

    • It is not substituting one word for another
    • correcting spelling
    • checking punctuation
    • paraphrasing your text
    • adding a few words or a sentence here and there
    • deleting a word or two

No. Revising is reseeing the text and rewriting it so that it communicates in a clear, unambiguous, and precise manner with the intended audience.

Revisions are due within two weeks from the day you get your work back. Exceptions must be approved in advance.

If the same errors appear continually, they will weigh increasingly in the evaluation of your work.

REPEAT: If the same errors appear continually, they will weigh increasingly in the evaluation of your work. UMD composition instructors do not expect to see the same errors in mechanics, spelling, grammar, and usage continuing paper after paper. As with other instructors, papers with numerous editing errors after the end of week 5 will be returned with the grade of F.


MAILING GRADES:

If you would like your final grade sent directly to you, please give me a stamped self-addressed envelope. Use an envelope rather than a post card so that I can send you a printout of the results of your final exam, and, if you have some, your extra credit papers. The departmental secretary may not give out grades, and grades cannot be given out over the telephone. If you would like your final grade by e-mail send a request to troufs@d.umn.edu.


INCOMPLETES

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Academic Policies

This course is governed by the . . .

University of Minnesota Duluth Student Academic Integrity Policy
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/integrity/Academic_Integrity_Policy.htm>

"Academic dishonesty tarnishes UMD’s reputation and discredits the accomplishments of students.  Academic dishonesty is regarded as a serious offense by all members of the academic community.  UMD’s Student Academic Integrity Policy can be found at: http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/integrity/"

UMD Office of Student and Community Standards
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/>

"Academic dishonesty tarnishes UMD's reputation and discredits the accomplishments of students. UMD is committed to providing students every possible opportunity to grow in mind and spirit. This pledge can only be redeemed in an environment of trust, honesty, and fairness. As a result, academic dishonesty is regarded as a serious offense by all members of the academic community. In keeping with this ideal, this course will adhere to UMD's Student Academic Integrity Policy, which can be found at [http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/integrity/Academic_Integrity_Policy.htm]. This policy sanctions students engaging in academic dishonesty with penalties up to and including expulsion from the university for repeat offenders." – UMD Educational Policy Committee, Jill Jensen, Chair (08/16/2007)

and the

UMD Student Conduct Code:
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/code/>

"Appropriate classroom conduct promotes an environment of academic achievement and integrity. Disruptive classroom behavior that substantially or repeatedly interrupts either the instructor's ability to teach, or student learning, is prohibited. Student are expected adhere to Board of Regents Policy: Student Conduct Code: http://www1.umn.edu/regents/policies/academic/Student_Conduct_Code.pdf"


and the

Student Conduct Code Statement
(students' rights)
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/conduct/conduct-statement.html>

"The instructor will enforce and students are expected to follow the University's Student Conduct Code [http://www1.umn.edu/regents/policies/academic/Student_Conduct_Code.html]. Appropriate classroom conduct promotes an environment of academic achievement and integrity. Disruptive classroom behavior that substantially or repeatedly interrupts either the instructor's ability to teach, or student learning, is prohibited. Disruptive behavior includes inappropriate use of technology in the classroom. Examples include ringing cell phones, text-messaging, watching videos, playing computer games, doing email, or surfing the Internet on your computer instead of note-taking or other instructor-sanctioned activities." – UMD Educational Policy Committee, Jill Jensen, Chair (08/16/2007)

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and the

other pertinent policies as determined by the University of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota Duluth, The UMD College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Sociology-Anthropology . . .

Teaching & Learning: Instructor and Student Responsibilities:

 

"UMD is committed to providing a positive, safe, and inclusive place for all who study and work here.  Instructors and students have mutual responsibility to insure that the environment in all of these settings supports teaching and learning, is respectful of the rights and freedoms of all members, and promotes a civil and open exchange of ideas. To reference the full policy please see:  http://www.d.umn.edu/vcaa/TeachingLearning.html"

Final Exams:

 

"All 1xxx-5xxx courses offered for undergraduate credit should include a final graded component or end of term evaluation that assesses the level of student achievement of one or more course objectives. All final graded components are to be administered or due at the time and place according to the final exam schedule and not during the last week of class. To reference the full policy please see: http://www.d.umn.edu/vcaa/FinalExams.html"

Excused Absences:

 

"Students are expected to attend all scheduled class meetings.  It is the responsibility of students to plan their schedules to avoid excessive conflict with course requirements. However, there are legitimate and verifiable circumstances that lead to excused student absence from the classroom.  These are subpoenas, jury duty, military duty, religious observances, illness, bereavement for immediate family, and NCAA varsity intercollegiate athletics.  For complete information, please see: http://www.d.umn.edu/vcaa/ExcusedAbsence.html"

Appropriate Student Use of Class Notes and Course Materials:

 

"Taking notes is a means of recording information but more importantly of personally absorbing and integrating the educational experience. However, broadly disseminating class notes beyond the classroom community or accepting compensation for taking and distributing classroom notes undermines instructor interests in their intellectual work product while not substantially furthering instructor and student interests in effective learning. For additional information, please see: http://www.d.umn.edu/vcaa/ClassNotesAppropriateUseof.html"

 


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