of all major assignments handed in to me.
In addition, keep all drafts onwhich you have received comments.Student responsibilities:
¬ Be on time for class and remain for the entire class period.¬ Turn off your cell phones; laptops and other electronic devices mustremain closed and put away unless I specifically instruct you to usethem.¬ Be prepared. Read the assigned essays prior to class, do your home-work on time, and back up all work.¬ Attend regularly. Excessive absences will alter your final grade. Youget three cuts no questions asked. More than three absences and your grade may reflect your lack of dedication to the course.¬ Competently use Internet resources.
Portions of this course will beheld in the “virtual” classroom space on our Blackboard space,and students may be referenced to online text, audio, or video files.The Blackboard component of the course is NOT optional and willcount for contact time just like regular classroom time.
In theevent of closure of the campus due to weather issues, please check for assignments in the virtual space.¬
Obtain a USM email account and check it, and Blackboard, daily.
¬ Use the resources available in the Learning Centers on either campus.Portland Learning Center: 780-4228 in 253 Luther Bonney Hall Gor-ham Learning Center: 228-8224 in the Costello Sports Complex Ap- pointments are confidential, although the tutor will send a sessionsummary note to the instructor upon student request. Writing tutorswill help students at any point during the writing process but will notassist with proofreading without providing appropriate instruction.¬ If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a dis-ability, please contact the Office of Academic Support for Studentswith Disabilities, 237 Luther Bonney Hall, 780-4706.¬ Students will do their own work. Passing off the words or ideas of an-other as your own is grounds for failing the assignment and perhapsthe course, depending on the degree of deceit involved in the offense.We will review standards for academic honesty and definitions of pla-giarism in class.
Plagiarism may be grounds for expulsion from the
ENGLISH 104C USM Fall 2008
English 104C Syllabus Fall 2008