Postings (How to get full points)
- FROM the WebCT homepage,
click on Discussions. This is our Agora, that is, the place where we
talk to one another. Start out by saying hi to everyone (in the Hi's,
Howdy's, and Hey's topic). Make your first posting about
yourself--where you're from, what's your major, what are you're future
plans, and so on. Then make sure you read everyone else's first posting
so that you begin to get an idea of who your classmates are.
every Agora assignment, you must make the correct number of postings to
fulfill the assignment (this will usually be one or two. maybe three). Then
you must make at least one more posting responding to
other classmates' postings. Full points will go to those who pose
questions which probe someone else's posting or who add information or
insight to someone else's response.
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must have done all Agora assignments for the appropriate Units before
you start on your papers--that is, do the Agora assignments for Units 1,
2 and 3 before doing Paper 1, etc.
exercises and assignments (How to get a good grade)
though, technically, Internet quizzes are open book quizzes, many
people don't take the time to prepare. It seems that they figure that
since the quiz is only 10 points, why bother. However, do keep in mind
that every letter grade is worth 45 points and doing badly on the
quizzes can guarantee that you get a lower grade. On the other hand,
doing well on the quizzes is like getting your grade bumped up one
cannot take the quiz more than once. BUT--you can go and read the
questions over and then leave without turning the link off. As long as
you do not answer any of the questions or click on submit, you can
visit the quiz as many times as you like.
sure that you click on the submit buttons for each answer as well as the
final submit button. Although you may have answered every question, if
you don't hit the individual submit buttons, the quiz grade won't go
through. If this happens to you, let me know and I can finish the
grading from my end.
writing exercises and assignments are extremely important for several
(How to get full points)
they give you a chance to practice the skills you will need for writing
they will give you an insight into how well you can expect to do on the
papers. If you consistently get low points on the exercises and
assignments, you will probably get low points on the papers.
the writing exercises are worth 120 points, which is the equivalent of three
letter grades. Consistently getting fewer points on the
exercises/assignments not only will result in C papers but could also
end up pulling your grade down to a D. Think about it.
length of the writing assignments and exercises is not as important as
the quality of the writing. However, I do require that the biweekly assignments be at least one and a half pages long, double spaced. They may be longer, of course.
- These assignments(unless specifically instructed otherwise) should be free of errors--spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence construction, etc. So be sure to carefully proofread them before you send them in. Writing errors will cost you points.
must be formal with correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence construction, etc.
must use internal citation and include a Works Cited, using the MLA style as explained in our textbook. No other styles will be accepted.
- This is important--Papers
must be turned in as .rtf documents.
must fill out and submit a Task Evaluation form before you begin work
on each paper. These forms are found on the assignment page for
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