(Instructor Evaluation Criteria and Assignment Statements) All Evaluation Standards and Criteria
All Evaluation Standards and Criteria
- Paper #1 5%
- Paper #2 10%
- Paper #3 10%
- Paper #4 10%
- Paper #5 10%
- Paper #6 15%
- Journal 20%
- Participation 20%
You may revise any essay for a new grade. Mere editing will not merit grade reconsideration. Before revising you must submit a revision proposal that discusses the re-visioning of your work. Upon approval of your proposal you may turn in a revision. Revisions will not be accepted unless they are accompanied by your original graded paper, paper drafts, an approved proposal, and a clean final draft. Revisions for papers one through four must be completed and turned in by July 29.
To view this whole syllabus see Basic Information
- Attendance and Participation 10%
- Reading logs and CS options 25%
- Papers 1 - 5 40%
- Research paper 25%
- See handouts for grading standards for each component.
To view this whole syllabus see Writing Strategies Approach
- 5 papers (4 to 6 pages in length each) 40%
- Research paper (10 to 12 pages in length) 25%
- Reading logs/journals/presentations 10%
- Participation 15%
To view this whole syllabus see Situated in Academic Conversations
Grading standards for the Major Papers and the Reading Journals will be given to you in detail.
- Major Papers 70%
- Reading Journal 20%
- Participation 10%
To view this whole syllabus see Writing and Thinking or Language and Its Function in Our Lives
Six papers will count for 60% of your course grade; fifteen (+/-) reading journals will count for 30% of your course grade; and "Class Contributions and Writing Practices" will count for 10% of your course grade.
To view this whole syllabus see Interrogate Existing Knowledge
THE (EVEN MORE DREADED) INFORMATION ABOUT GRADES
There are several things that must be done to get an A in this class. According to the Department of English's grading standard (as reflected in the Language And Composition I handbook, pp 98-99), an A paper is nearly perfect: no errors in grammar, syntax or any number of pedantic issues. As well, an A paper will have a solid argument, one that is well thought out and well supported. People "expecting" an A might be disappointed. However, that does not mean that an A is impossible. It is crucial to remember to devote you energies in this class to writing, reading and thinking, and not get caught in the trap of grades.
Your final grade will be determined as follows (this is tentative): Your six major papers will be worth around 60% of your grade. Attendance and class participation (active in discussions, participate fully in group work, don't spend class time doing homework from another class or talking with your neighbors) will count 20%. Exercises, drafts, in-class writing, tests (pop quizzes and maybe a midterm) will count for the remaining 20%.
Please turn in your papers on time. I consider a paper late if it is turned in after the class period on the day it is due -- and I will take 1/3 of a grade off for each day it is late. Furthermore, if you can't turn something in to me and have to turn it in somewhere else (my office or the instructor's box in Stevenson 401) please tell me where your paper is. If you turn a paper in to my office on a Friday and I don't know about it until Monday it is already a whole letter grade off (if it is a C paper, then it will become a D).
To view this whole syllabus see First, What Is Similar and Dissimilar?
We will be following the guidelines for grading which are outlined in Stipes (see the handout I gave out in class). You can expect a similar grading and response style as you have seen in English 101. This means that great care must be taken on your part in writing your papers to receive high marks. The grading breaks down the following way:
- Topic Papers 50%
- Major Paper 25%
- Interviews 10%
- Class Part. 10%
- Journal Entries 5%
To view this whole syllabus see Humanities and "Hard" Sciences: Spring
- Essays and Drafts: 80%
- Class Work: Workshops, peer review, journals, and class participation: 20%
To view this whole syllabus see "from-to"
Required Work and Grading
- 5 Topic Papers (500-1250 words each = 3 to 5 pages) 55%
- 1 Major Paper (1500-2500 words = 6 to 10 page) 20%
- Writing assignments when given 15%
- Class Participation 10%
To view this whole syllabus see Conventions, Communities, and Forums: Fall
A portfolio containing the final/revised versions of six papers begun during the semester will count for 60% of the course grade; a "semi-private" journal (explained more fully below) containing two entries for each week of the semester will count for 30% of the course grade; and a "Writing Practices and Class Contributions" component will count for 10% of the course grade. Note: I will not assign a student a final course grade until I have received back from him or her the computer disk that I have provided. More on this later.
To view this whole syllabus see A Semester for English 145 Teachers and Other Lost Souls
I do not have a participation grade. However, if I feel that the class is not up to par in participation, I do reserve the right to give participation grades (I will revise the break down of grading later then). To meet the goals stated above, everyone must participate in group discussions, peer response, and drafting. Participation is not an "extra" thing that should be rewarded or punished.
Your grade breaks down this way:
Paper 1: Write two letters to two different audiences. (10%)
Paper 2: Compare popular discourse to academic discourse. (10%)
Paper 3: Analyze the reader/writer relationship in an article in your field. (15%)
Paper 4: Analyze and compare methodologies used in two article in your field. (15%)
Paper 5: Interview someone in your field. (10%)
Paper 6: Take a stand within a problem or an issue in your field. 6-8 sources. (20%)
For each letter in paper 1, have at least 3 pages; Papers 2-5 are 3-5 pages; Paper 6 is 5-6 pages.
To view the whole syllabus for this course see Writing Strategies Approach
Return to Instructor Evaluation Criteria and Assignment Statements
Return to Instructor Sample Syllabi English 145