or your projects will be assessed by how well
you complete the assignment and the general quality of your writing. Final
grades will be determined using the 100 pt. scale
with conversions from the percentages as
A 90-100 pts.
There will be
no "plus" or "minus" letter grades in this course.
In addition, the following policies will be
You must complete
all the major assignments to pass the course.
Late assignments will be downgraded one letter grade per
calendar day late.
of seven points or more may be deducted from a student's total grade for refusal to participate (refusal to
complete daily assignments, coming to class clearly unprepared, refusal to
answer questions in class), or other acts
or behaviors which are, in the instructor's sole judgment, antithetical to the learning process.
Such penalties should be extremely rare, and a student will normally be offered an opportunity to "show cause" before any such penalty is applied.