If you are more than 15 minutes late for class, you will be marked absent, but you may still attend class.Up to four absences = no deduction in final course grade.Every absence after the fourth = 10 point deduction from your final
system allows students with a minimum of two excusedabsences each academic year for religious observances required by the faith of a student. If you havedays you will miss this semester due to religious observances, please let me know those dates early in thesemester, in writing, so that those absences will not count as part of regularly missed days.
Final grades will be based on commitment to class participation, required reading, Day Book activities,various writing assignments and the compilation of a writer¶s portfolio. Final grades will be weighted asfollows:Writer¶s Portfolio:
0%Inquiry Paper Sequence: 15%Writing to Explore and Reading Blog: 15%Grades will be determined using a 10 point scale (90-100=A, 80-89=B,
All formal papers and a final portfolio must be completed to receive a passing grade in the course.
lagiarism will result in failure of the course.Writer¶s
Your digital portfolio is
due on the last day of class
and is worth
0% of your gradefor the course. At the end of the semester, you will select from the formal and informal writings you havecompleted, and you will analyze, synthesize, evaluate and reflect on your writing.
It is important thatyou start collecting materials in the portfolio from the first week of class
since you will needeverything you work on throughout the semester to compile your portfolio. A good suggestion fromformer students: start a file on your computer (or better yet, your H drive or Google docs site) and title itEnglish. Save all of your rough drafts, commented papers from me, your talk backs to me etc. in this fileso your work is easy to find at the end of the semester. Midterm in the semester you will begin to build awebsite to house your work. Additional details about this assignment will be given throughout thesemester.
ease, save the various drafts of your work in separate fi
es so that you areab
e to show your writing process and back up your work throughout the semester.
The dialogue we have together about your writing will take place both in person andelectronically. You will submit papers and receive my written feedback on those drafts through Moodle.
Your Day Book is a place where you will explore ideas and pose questions, essentially aninformal place to think in writing. This is
place to think and write. Use it. Bring your Day Book toclass
day since will write daily.
: Students who have a disability or condition which may impair their ability tocomplete assignments or otherwise satisfy course criteria should meet with me to identify, discuss anddocument any feasible instructional modifications or accommodations. Please inform me as soon aspossible after a disability or condition is diagnosed, whichever occurs earliest. For information andauxiliary assistance, contact The
ffice of Disability Services:http://www.ds.uncc.edu/.