On the day of the assignment,
  1. You may bring a single piece of paper with handwritten notes regarding the assigned reading or multimedia.
  2. No other materials are allowed while you write your essay.
  3. You will write your essay during a timed period using Canvas.
Essays will be graded on the basis of your narrative description, the strength of your argumentation, and writing style, spelling and grammar.
Attendance at writing assignments is expected, and will be excused only in the case of documented medical reasons or academic conflicts such as career interviews.

Absences for other reasons will be considered unexcused absences. Excused and unexcused absences can be made up if the instructor is informed in advance. Writing assignments will not be given before their scheduled dates.

Excused absences can be made up for full value. Unexcused absences will be made up with a 20% penalty each day the assignment is late.