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Overview / Requirements

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Assignment % Grade Due Date
1. Attendance / Participation: Unexcused class Absence - 3.5 % / class
( X 3 = F)

2. Daily Assignments:

32 %

As Scheduled
3. Writing
Projects
Project #1: Descriptive report on in-class video
(required, but not graded)
P / N 08 Feb.
Project #2: Interview
(may be revised for a higher grade)
12 % 01 Mar.
Project #3: Newsletter feature article 12 % 29 March
Project #4: Speech 12 % 19 April
Project #5: Proposal or Argumentative Essay
12 % 10 May
(Late assignments for P#1 - #5 receive a - 5% penalty)
4. Final Exam 20 + 2 % 15 May
P / N   

6. Optional Extra Credit

  • Vocabulary
    • There will be a vocabulary extra credit section on the final exam (up to 4 points)

 

up to
05 %
17 May
Total Possible
107 %
Grades / Grading (including "The Curve")
 
Only with Pre-approval

COURSE REQUIREMENTS SUMMARY

| Summary Table | Syllabus |

  1. ATTENDANCE / PARTICIPATION:

    • Attendance and informed class participation is required. Small group work will count heavily toward your grade for participation.
    • NOTE: For each UNEXCUSED ABSENCE from class -- or attendance, but obviously being unprepared for informed class participation -- 3.5% of the final grade will be deducted. Normally, excused absences must be secured before the class meeting. More than three unexcused absences will likely result in an "F" grade for the course.

  2. DAILY READING ASSIGNMENTS:

    • as assigned

  1. WEB ASSIGNMENTS:

  2. DAILY WRITING ASSIGNMENTS:

    • materials from the Weekly Class Schedule: Week 01, Week 02. . . .
    • weekly assignments from the WorldWide Web (Week 01), (Week 02) . . . .
    • writing exercises for class, including in-class written exercises and note / bibliography cards on assigned readings
    • Unless you have an excused absence (see Attendance), late daily exercise assignments will not be accepted.

  3. FIVE WRITING PROJECTS:
  4. FINAL EXAM AND COMPLETION OF ALL REQUIREMENTS 1 - 4:

    • The final exam and all assignments must be completed, each with at least a C average, in order to get a final grade.

 


 

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