This is the course website for English 302, Section 22, taught by Quinn Warnick at Iowa State University during spring 2007. Please refer to the policy document and syllabus for more information about this class. Updates to the syllabus will be posted one week in advance, and any changes to the readings and/or assignments will be reflected in the summaries for each week.
Class Participation and Group Work Grade - Midterm
Class Participation and Group Work Grade - MidtermThe policy document explains that 15% of your course grade will be determined by "class participation and short assignments." Twice during the semester (once at midterm and once at finals), you will receive a numeric grade that encompasses the following items:
- Your contributions to class discussions, both positive and negative. In other words, thoughtful comments will help your grade, while comments that are off-topic or disrespectful of your fellow students will hurt your grade.
- Your attentiveness in class, especially to your peers' comments. Remaining awake, alert, and focused will help your grade, while sleeping, web surfing, or carrying on side conversations will hurt your grade.
- Your contribution to small group discussions/presentations.
If you are unhappy with your midterm participation grade, remember that you will receive another grade just like this one at the end of the term, and your "running total" in this category resets at the beginning of Week 9.