- Grading / Evaluation
Final grade will be the average grade of the first and second semester. The semester
grade will be determined by a weighted average of: Final (mid‐term) exam 35 %,
tests/quizzes 25%, homework, essay, projects, speeches 30% and class participation 10%.
I will NOT grade on a curve, scores will be graded using the linear (objective absolute)
||100 - 97%
||96 - 93%
||92 - 90%
||89 - 88%
||87 - 83%
||82 - 80%
||79 - 78%
||77 - 73%
||72 - 70%
||69 - 68%
||67 - 63%
||62 - 60%
||59 - 0%
Exams/Tests/ 0‐100% absolute percentage score
Essays within tests/ or stand alone essay= Grammar, linguistic structure, spelling,
persuasiveness, relevant discourse, key points covered in class and book should be used
in the essay, amount of analysis.
How close the project follows directions, quality and care shown in
preparation and presentation of project, turning in the project on time.
Being turned in on time, quality and care shown in preparation and
presentation of homework, grammar and spelling and accuracy.
Keeping within timelines, speaking loud and clear, speech covering
salient points within the timeline, overall presentation, use of English grammar and
participation relevant to class discussion, not disruptive
participation, original thought/analytical participation not off the cuff remarks.
Students must attend class, be on time and complete all assignments.