Contacting Your Professor Office hours – no appointment needed, just stop by E-mail/Facebook best way otherwise Reserve right to take up to 24 hours to respond (48+hours on weekends/holidays and if draft is sent orquestion is complex) Do not interrupt class with personal questions Will read drafts but are stipulations—see syllabus
Required Materials Textbook: Wordsmith, 5th edition Notebook for taking notes (pockets recommended) Loose-leaf paper for in-class writing/work (can tear out ofnotebook) Pens/pencils 5 highlighters of 5 different colors Standard dictionary, thesaurus, editing handbook, etc.(resources to help during timed writings) Access to (and knowledge of) a computer word processor,WaveNet, and Desire2Learn Flash drive and/or an online storage unit for saving work(Dropbox.com recommended)
Syllabus Quiz You must take and pass the Syllabus Quiz on D2Lbefore you can access the rest of the D2L content. Accessing content on D2L will be crucial to your successin the course, so take syllabus quiz ASAP.
Exit Exam Determines whether or not you pass class Essay will be written in class Two chances to pass (tentative dates on syllabus) Exam is graded by two English professors other than yourown Must have passing grade (70% or higher) in order to takeexam Graded pass/fail Must pass exit exam in order to pass class Will get prompt beforehand, will have options of topic Can bring outline and other resources to class to help youwrite essay
Essays Due by 5:00 p.m. on due date listed on syllabus Must be submitted via hard (printed) copy AND intoD2L Dropbox Essay “turned in” when D2L Dropbox timestamps it ORwhen it is in professor’s hands Late papers are penalized 30 points per day, includingweekends and holidays Both copies must be submitted within a week of the duedate (MUST turn in one copy on due date; have week to getthe other one in) D2L Dropbox version and hard copy MUST match
Timed Writings Essay must be written in class Prompt will be available at least two days beforehand Will have options for topic Outline and resources can be brought to class Practice for exit exam Graded pass/fail (pass = 50/50; fail = 35/50) Can’t be made up unless extenuating circumstancespresent Lowest grade dropped
Homework Due in class on the day listed on syllabus Not accepted late, early, or electronically Must be in class to turn in! (No exceptions.) Must be typed (unless otherwise noted) Prompts on D2L Will go over in class—graded “all or nothing” with fewexceptions
Quizzes/Workshops 12 quizzes on D2L, due dates on syllabus Workshops will be in class “peer review” for each outof class essay Quizzes and Workshops cannot be made up for anyreason – no exceptions! 3 lowest quiz/workshop grades will be dropped
Attendance Policy Can miss 3 days without penalty (no “excused” absence) Missing more than 10 minutes of a class meeting will resultin half an absence Your responsibility to come see me after class if you come inlate Must be prepared for class and pay attention during class tobe marked present Your responsibility to keep up with absences by contactingme (attendance not kept on D2L)See full attendance policy on syllabus.
Classroom Policies No cell phones, electronic devices, laptops, etc. Respect your fellow students (especially in discussion) No disruptive behaviorFailure to comply with policies may result in dismissalfrom class, loss of points, and/or further action asdeemed necessary by the professor, who also reserves theright to add to these policies if problems arise during thesemester.
Other Policies Plagiarism – first offense results in zero on assignmentand meeting with professor; subsequent plagiarismmay result in withdrawal from the course (potentiallywith a “WF”) and further penalties. See Student Handbook for full college plagiarism policy No extra credit (except maybe a few bonus points) Check WaveNet mail and D2L regularly – it’s ourofficial means of communication!
It is your responsibility to obtain, read, and understandboth the Instructional Package (IP) for this course aswell as the syllabus, both of which can be found onD2L.