I assign points for all graded work. Your course grade will be determined by dividing total points earned by the total number of possible points. Obviously, some assignments will be worth significantly more than others. The final two quarters--when we complete the major research project (e.g., SOP, JRP, SIP) and take our final--will have more possible points than the previous quarters. Your final course grade will be the average of each quarter. You will receive a conduct and participation grade at the end of each quarter.
To plagiarize is defined as taking ideas and writings of another and passing them off as one's own. Any form of academic misconduct warrants serious disciplinary action. If you have any questions about your or others' work, please see me or consult the NHS academic integrity policy in the Student Handbook.
1. TURNING IN someone else's work as your own (or your own work from a different class)
2. COPYING another student's work
3. Failing to CITE a source
4. COPYING an author's exact words and passing them off as your own
5. COLLUDING or otherwise cheating on an assessment
You: "What did I miss when I was absent?"
Me: "Did you check the calendar?"
You are responsible for checking the calendar and a classmate before asking me any questions. If there is a handout for you, it will be in the ABSENT FOLDER.
All assignments will have a clear due date and time. If you turn in an assignment late or in an incorrect location, you will lose points. Below is a breakdown of the deductions:
Day 1: 2%
Day 2: 4%
Day 3: 6%
Day 4: 8%
Day 5: 10%
Day 6: 15%
Day 7: 20% (maximum penalty)
Papers can be submitted up until the last day of the marking period. After that, you will receive a 0.
Extensions & Revisions
If there is a significant event (a death in the family, illness, etc.) in your life that requires you to turn work in late, you need to notify me in advance via email or in person.
If you are unhappy with a grade, you are allowed to revise certain major assessments throughout the quarter. I will take the higher grade!
Please talk to me if you have questions about this.