What are the major projects? In a bulleted list, provide links to the project descriptions for each of them.
- Reading responses are one of the major projects: https://fall2017.rswsandbox.net/engl1103/syllabus-course-info/#ProjectsRow1
- Annotated bibliographies comprise another major project: https://fall2017.rswsandbox.net/engl1103/syllabus-course-info/#ProjectsRow1
- The Primary Source Descriptions are another major project: https://fall2017.rswsandbox.net/engl1103/syllabus-course-info/#ProjectsRow2
- The Primary Source Analysis is the last major project: https://fall2017.rswsandbox.net/engl1103/syllabus-course-info/#ProjectsRow2
How will your final grade be calculated?
My final grade is comprised of the grades I receive on the four major projects, and is also based on my general participation in the class, such as how much prep work I do or how many opportunities for extra points I seize.
What happens if you don’t complete one of the major projects?
I will receive a D as my grade, possibly lower, if I do not complete one of the major projects.
What is Gradian and how do you use it? Embed the Gradian login page below your answer (hint: Google “embed iframe WordPress blog” to find out how).
Gradian is a website students will use to submit all of their class assignments for which they would like to receive points. Such assignments may include major project drafts, class prep work, or study group reflections. One uses Gradian by logging into gradian.gsucreate.org and submitting links to one’s work under the appropriate category.
Embed the course calendar and weekly overview below this question.
Where on the course website can you find an overview of what’s due and the readings for each unit?
One can find an overview of what’s due under the Calendar header in a subcategory named Units Overview. One can find the readings for each unit under the Protected Course Readings subcategory under the header “Texts and Resources.” Follow this link to find the assigned Unit readings: https://fall2017.rswsandbox.net/engl1103/course-readings/
What is the best way to see an overview of what’s due each week?
If one goes to the weekly overview section of the website, one can find an overview of what is due during any week. Hover over the Calendar header, then select “Weekly Overview.”
What is the attendance policy?
Attendance is required. Students lose fifty points for any unexcused absence. Arriving to class late may result in a deduction of 25-50 points. If a student misses class, he or she should make an appointment with Dr. Wharton, or stop by during her office hours to learn what he or she has missed. Absences are excused when they involve university-sponsored events or if Dr. Wharton decides that an individual request for exemption from deducted points contains merit.
What is one way you can lose points?
Arriving to class late can result in lost points.
What are my office hours, and how do you make an appointment to see one of us outside of class?
Dr. Wharton’s office hours are from 9-10:30 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. One can make an appointment by emailing Dr. Wharton’s GSU email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do you earn participation credit? Provide a link to the instructions/guidelines for participation.
Class preparation work, such as preparing a draft for workshopping, as well as actively engaging in class discussions or peer review sessions can help one earn participation credit. Also, completing additional readings or activities outside of class can help one earn participation credit.
How many points can you earn by participating in or organizing a study group session?
Once can earn 20 points, sometimes more, for doing either of those things.
How can you be assured of earning an “A” in this course?
I will automatically receive an “A” if my points total equates to 5,985 points. Earning that many points requires me to complete all class prep work and all four major projects.
What are the minimum requirements for earning a passing grade of “C”?
Completing and earning the minimum points given on all four projects, attending every class, and completing all class prep will earn me a “C” average.
What do you do if you’re not sure how to document your participation in order to earn points?
If I am unsure of how to document my participation, I should stop by Dr. Wharton’s office hours, or ask my question before or after class.
What are the Unit 1 readings and which one is your group assigned to focus on for the Unit 1 Reading Response?
The Unit One readings are Kenneth Haltman’s “Introduction to American Artifacts” and Stephanie Fitzgerald’s “The Cultural Work of a Mohegan Painted Basket.” My group is assigned to respond to Haltman’s piece.