Evaluation and Grading Policies:
  • Class Participation (15%)
    • Rationale: Students are expected to provide insightful, relevant, and informed contributions to class discussions. This will also prove they have done the assigned homework.
  • Group Work: (10%)
    • Rationale: Working with others is extremely important. Group Activities display how well you work with others as well as how well you understand the topics.
  • Homework (15%)
    • Rationale: It is essential that students stay with the class in reading. If students do not do their homework they will fall behind.
  • Take Home Test (20%) – Due: Monday, December 10, 2012
    • Rationale: This is slightly more challenging than the homework assignments. It is to stimulate the student’s thoughts and challenge their knowledge on the novel.
  • Essay (40%) – Due: Friday, December 14, 2012
    • Rationale: In order for students to receive a grade for the unit, we thought an essay would best apply. The questions are closely coordinated to exactly what we have discussed in class that the students should be able to have enough material. Re-writes will be accepted but due one week after the papers have been returned.

-Mr. B and Ms. D