20 January 2015—New York Review of Books Syllabus
|[a] Early RF|
Please note the following:
Assignments Due During the Semester (Abstracts, Papers, Short Exams)
|[c] Markers RF|
If assignments are up to forty-eight hours late, there will be a two-point penalty* (an “88” on a paper will become an “86”, and an “8” on a short assignment will become a “7.8”). In short, if you have left things until the last minute, and cannot print your paper on time, you will have to accept a small penalty. Just chalk it up to experience and make sure that your planning is better next time. There will be absolutely no exceptions to this penalty. It is meant to provide a wake-up call (with stakes that are not too great) for those who occasionally leave things to the last minute.
If assignments are over a week late, there will be a one-time ten-point penalty (an “88” will become a “78” and an “8” on a short assignment will become a “7”). These assignments will be accepted (with the ten-point penalty) for three weeks after the due date. There will be no credit after that date.
Assignments turned in after the deadline will be graded when time permits. On-time assignments will always be given priority.
|[d] Blooming RF|
End of the Term
Students who have attended class regularly and have kept up with most assignments—but have had a legitimate reason—according to the Dean of Students office—must get incomplete contracts from the registrar and fill them out for my signature by class time on the last day of classes (Wednesday, May 3) or they will receive failing grades.
I expect all work to be turned in on time. The spirit of the late assignment policy is simply to acknowledge that sometimes everyone (even professors) falls behind. It is unacceptable to be late with numerous assignments.
Please respect these deadlines—for both of our sakes!
|[e] Done! RF|