20 January 2015—New York Review of Books Syllabus
|[a] Early RF|
363-2005 Thursday 4:00-5:30
|[b] Late RF|
There will be no exceptions to these rules.
Please note the following:
You may not miss class and still get credit for a quiz (even if a classmate brings you a copy).
You may do a quiz for no credit if you happen to miss class (in order to keep up with the flow of class). Just e-mail me if you would like a copy of a quiz that you have missed (no credit, though).
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 (no exceptions).
Over One Week Late: -10 points
Assignments turned in after the syllabus deadline will be graded when time permits. On-time assignments will always be given priority.
|[d] Blooming RF|
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 8) or they will receive failing grades. Please note that professors at Beloit College cannot give incomplete grades; students must get approval through the Dean of Students office and registrar. Talk to me about this well ahead of time if you think that you might need an incomplete for the course.
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|