Current Events Presentations:
During the last week of class you will present a recap of your current eventsusing 3 Power Point slides. You will summarize the major current events inyour topic area. The class will be involved in scoring your presentation. Aselection of test questions on the final quiz will be generated from thesepresentations. This assignment is worth a total of 100 points (10%of finalgrade). Scoring will be based on the following criteria:
Studentdemonstrates fullknowledge of topicswith explanationsand elaboration.Recounts topic area,gives clear examples of major events andissues, drawsmeaningful conclusionsabout the issues orsummarize the majorevents.Student used visuals toreinforce presentation.Presentation has nomisspellings or grammaticalerrors. Presentation isvisually appealingStudent used a clearvoice and correct,precise pronunciationof terms, showsconfidence and polish.Was engaging andmade eye-contact withaudience.
:Attendance is required. Attendance is vitally important for the understanding of thematerial and participation in the class discussions. Attendance will be taken on fiverandom occasions throughout the semester.
of these attendance checks willcount for 25 pts each for a total of 100 pts (10% of the final grade). Thus, if you arepresent for four of the five random checks, you will receive full credit forattendance. The fifth will count as an
10 pt bonus for perfect attendance. If you are out for
reasons, sick, or absent for any other prearranged reasons,you will be given an attendance
assignment worth 25 pts. It is yourresponsibility to contact the instructor regarding make-up. This must be completedwithin one week of the absence. If you are absent for any other reason, you will notreceive credit for that day and no make-up will be provided. Official absences arethose, which occur when you are involved in an official activity of the college, i.e.,field trips, tournaments, athletic events, and present an official absence excuse. If you must miss a class for an official reason, present the written excuse to me beforethe absence. Other official absences include jury duty and subpoenas. Appropriatedocumentation will be required. If prior arrangements have been made, you will notbe penalized.
You have the right to observe major religious/cultural holidays without penalty. Atleast one week before the holiday, you should submit a written statement thatincludes both the date of the holiday and the reason why class attendance isimpossible. Prior arrangements must be made. If prior arrangements have beenmade, you will not be penalized.
If you are absent due to personal illness, or illness of a dependent, you must providewritten documentation to that effect. Acceptable documentation includes doctor’snote (on office letterhead), hospital record, or records from a recognizedmedical/healthcare agency.