Grades and Policies

This is a class that depends on your being there. Your participation, readings responses, and quizzes cannot be made up. Therefore, you must be in class (and attend your assigned outside meetings). You are allowed three absences. No excuses. No penalties. After three your grade will be dropped a letter per absence; you will be dropped from the course with a WF after seven absences. Excessive tardiness will also impact reading response averages and accumulation of absences. Attendance/participation will account for 25% of the final grade.

FINAL GRADES will be based on the following scale:

The Writing Center located in Gamble Hall can be a good resource for revising your work if you would like a little extra help with your writing. It is a free service. Please consider taking advantage of it.

Violations of the Armstrong State University Academic Integrity Policy (including cheating and plagiarism) are taken very seriously.  Any violation of this policy will become part of the student’s permanent educational record.  More information on the Academic Integrity policy and procedure can be found at Cite any sources you use at any time in this class whether you are quoting directly or paraphrasing. See me or consult the Armstrong Atlantic State University Handbook if you are ever uncertain about the issue. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, AASU provides appropriate and reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Documentation and services are available at the Office of Disability Services located in Student Affairs in the MCC.