Rifenburg Fall 2013
While I understand that it may be difficult to write a whole page on some of the articles we will read in class, these reading responses are very helpful for class discussion. We will be using these responses to help springboard class discussions. Additionally,students may choose to use one of our readings in one of the major papers, so thinkingabout the readings ahead of time may be helpful!Keep in mind that
I will not accept late responses without a legitimate excuse,nor will I accept responses over e-mail unless prior arrangements have been made.
Students are allowed three (3) unexcused absences per semester in a course that meetsthree times a week, or two (2) in a course that meets twice a week. The penalties formissing more than that are:
Penalties for Unexcused Absences2x/week Course
3x/week Course Penalty
3 4 1 letter grade5 7 2 letter grades7 10 Automatic FStudent-athletes and others engaged in Provost-approved activities must notify theinstructor of the reason for the absence
ahead of time
, and arrange to complete allcoursework in a timely fashion.
Students are held responsible for all material covered during any absence. I accept latemajor papers, but they will be penalized.
will lose a full letter gradefor each day the paper is late. A paper turned in one day late will be markeddown one letter grade. A paper turned in two days late will be markeddown two letter grades. After two days a paper will not be accepted and willreceive an automatic F. Please note:
one day means one day, NOT one class day.
Ihave attached a schedule to this syllabus informing you of the due dates for all majorpapers; therefore, plan ahead if necessary. I am more lenient on reading responses. If your absence is excused, any work from the missed class will be due
the first day youreturn to class.
If the absence is unexcused,
work must be turned in the day it’s
Papers are never finished; we just run out of time. With this in mind, the
option of revising one of the three literacy tasks
is available. Note that this is optional andnot required. Also, to be able to revise a paper, you have to turn on in originally. In