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Monday, September 2, 2013

Syllabic Cycles (9)—Late Assigment Policy (Autumn 2013)

Click here for the introduction to the Round and Square series "Syllabic Cycles"
One year ago on Round and Square (2 September 2012)—Just Do It Over: Soliloquy, With Chair-b
Two years ago on Round and Square (2 September 2011)—Styling Culture: Write Serious Prose
[a] Late RF
Late Assignment Policy
All Classes
Autumn 2013
Robert André LaFleur                                                             Office Hours:
Morse Ingersoll 111                                                                 Tuesday           2:30-4:00*
363-2005                                                                                   Thursday         12:00-1:30                                                                    …or by appointment
*Office hours will revert to the regular 12:00-1:30 time after autumn break.

All assignments for this course must be turned in by the due date (and time), or there will be a penalty.  In order to be fair to students who have turned in work on time, yet taking into account the reality that everyone gets overwhelmed occasionally, I have created a late assignment policy that is meant to be fair to all concerned. 

Please note the following:

Weekly Quizzes 
Quizzes must be taken at the beginning of each class session.  They will be collected at fifteen minutes past the hour.

If a student makes it to class “late” (and is not chronically late), it will be possible to make the best of the quiz during the ten-minute class break. This should be rare.

Quizzes not completed by the end of the class session receive no credit. No exceptions.
[b] Penalty RF

Assignments Due During the Semester (Abstracts, Papers, Short Exams) 
Assignments are due in my office by the time posted on the syllabus. If you turn them in on time, I will return them to you within ten days—and often much sooner than that.

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 large) for those who leave things to the last minute.

If assignments are between two days and one week late, there will be a five-point penalty*—no exceptions (an “88” on a paper will become an “83” and an “8” on a ten-point short-assignment will become a “7.5”).

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) until Wednesday, December 11. 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

*The full version is that they are (2.0/0.2), (5.0/0.5), and 10.0/0.10) penalties, depending on the assignment. 
[c] Gettin' Late RF

Final Assignments 
All late work for the term must be submitted no later than 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.  This includes all work for the term, with the exception of final projects. 

Students who have done little written work by that time will receive failing grades.

Students who have attended class regularly and have kept up with most assignments—but have failed to complete all required coursework—must get incomplete contracts from the registrar and fill them out for my signature by class time on Tuesday, December 10 or they will receive failing grades. 

In order to have enough time to grade papers thoroughly (and in the interests of fairness for all students), all late work for the term must be submitted by Sunday, December 8. There will be absolutely no exceptions to this, so mark your calendars and be certain that you are making progress with your work for the semester.  Please note the definitions above. 

Please note: The fact that all work is due on Wednesday, December 11 is NOT permission to miss assignment deadlines all semester long.  I expect all work to be turned in on time.  The spirit of the deadline is simply to make a cut-off point for an occasional stray assignment (everyone gets busy, I know).  This is a course in which weekly work is fundamentally important, and late assignments week-after-week will very seriously affect your grade.  Assignments are due when the syllabus states that they are due.

Please respect these deadlines—for both of our sakes!
[d] Early RF

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