Like most teachers, over the years I've developed a handful of policies that seem to make life a bit easier for all of us. Notice that the imposing looking regulations below really boil down to a few simple rules of thumb: come to class, participate, hand things in on time, and figure out how to post your pieces electronically so that I can readily read them, respond to them, and return them to you. When we all work together with those basic guidelines in mind, we create the best possible learning environment for everyone.
Attendance: All students are expected to attend all class meetings, including labs, workshops, and conferences. Students who are late or absent excessively risk receiving a failing grade for the course. When students must miss class, they are responsible for discovering which assignments they missed and when those assignments are due. Since reading and writing assignments will be distributed, explained, and discussed in class, attendance plays a crucial role in students’ successful completion of the course. For online students, regular participation in online discussions, workshops, and other activities is the virtual equivalent of attendance.
Late Papers and Assignments: Late papers and assignments will be penalized one letter grade for each day beyond the due date. Extensions without penalty will be granted only if students secure my permission prior to the original due date. Students must turn in all papers and assignments in order to receive a passing grade for the course.
Reading and Class Participation: Students should attend class prepared to discuss the day’s reading and writing assignments. Lively, intelligent class discussions generate ideas that contribute to students’ successful completion of writing assignments.
Paper Format: Essays should be typed (double-spaced) as a Word document, thoroughly revised and proofread, and uploaded to the ConnectWeb class site. Brief exercises may be posted via the "quick write" option, but longer projects will quickly exceed the word limit in the quick write area, and so must be uploaded. Please see below for the instructions for uploading a document in ConnectWeb.
Uploading a Paper in ConnectWeb
Click "work on paper" next to the assignment you are working on.
Click the "upload paper" button next to "Paper Type."
Click the "browse" button next to the "filename" box in the next window.
Locate your file. (Note: You may have to change the "files of type" setting in the "upload file" box to "all files" to see your file.)
When you see your file's name and path written in the "filename" box, click "ok".
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