- Learning Activities & Grading
|Research Projects (individual & group)
||97 - 100
||94 - 96.99
||90 - 93.99
||87 - 89.99
||84 - 86.99
||80 - 83.99
||77 - 79.99
||74 - 76.99
||70 - 73.99
||67 - 69.99
||64 - 66.99
||60 - 63.99
||0 - 59.99
***Important Note 1: Homework will largely consist of independent
reading. If a student fails to diligently keep up with his or her reading
assignments, the teacher reserves the right to lower his or her class
participation grade AND overall grade.
***Important Note 2: This syllabus is intended to be a guideline. The
requirements, evaluation, and course schedule are subject to revision
and refinement by the teacher.
Composed of multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay
questions. You will be given at least one week’s notice before an exam.
Exam dates will be announced in class.
Assignments will typically involve some combination of reading and
writing activities. Homework is due at the beginning of the class period
after it was assigned.
You will be given unannounced quizzes to make sure you are prepared
for class and putting your best effort into your homework assignments.
Any material we have covered is fair game on a quiz. Quiz questions will
often (but not always) be very similar to your homework.
Students are expected to write essays in English to answer specific
questions provided by the teacher or give a reaction and analysis of the
literature under discussion. Essays are typically 3‐5 pages, doublespaced
and are expected to be done according to specifications
provided by the instructor.
There will be a few important research projects students need to
complete in the course. The projects will be announced and explained
in time. They are intended to be opportunities for interactive learning.
Quizzes are closed textbook, but open notebook and open homework.
On quizzes, you MAY use your class notes in your notebook, your
homework assignments, and any reference tables given for that unit.
You may NOT use your textbook, your friend’s notebook, or notes
printed out from the Internet.