A = 93-100
A- = 90-92.9
B+ = 87.5-89.9
B = 82.6-87.4
B- = 80-82.5
C+ = 77.5-79.9
C = 72.6-77.4
C- = 70-72.5
D+ = 67.5-69.9
D = 62.6-67.4
D- = 60-62.5
F ≤ 59.9
Online Assignments 20%
Midterm Exam 15%
Annotated Bibliography 10%
Research Essay 30%
Seminar Presentation 5%
I will evaluate each entry on a scale of 0-4:
4. The blog post has all the required components. When writing is expected, it uses correct spelling and grammar, has a clear, original point, and backs it up with specific evidence. It opens up possibilities for future discussion.
3. The blog entry has most of the required components. When writing is expected, it often uses correct spelling and grammar (but with occasional mistakes), and it has an analytical point, although the point may not be supported with specific evidence or put forth articulately.
2. The blog entry lacks many of the required components. When writing is expected, it does not have a clear point, lacks specific examples, or has many spelling and grammar errors.
- The blog post lacks most of the required component and does not follow the assignment guidelines. When writing is expected, the blog entry has a minimal point and specific evidence, and contains multiple grammar and spelling errors.
0. The blog post is not turned in (where turned in is defined as posted on the correct class blog page with the correct category marker).
Reminder: as per the class late policy, all late posts will lose half a point, plus an additional point for every 24 hours they are late.
Participation Rubric (inspired by Maggie Solberg’s rubric):
A: To get an A, all of these qualities must be true of you.
- Consistently contributes to discussion.
- Consistently prepared.
- Consistently makes college-level comments and raises the level of discussion.
- Consistently attentive and engaged.
- Never distracting or problematic.
- A classroom leader: helpful and respectful to peers, the first to jump in.
B: To get a B, only one of these has to be true of you.
- Does not consistently contribute to discussion, but participates at least once a week.
- Sometimes unprepared.
- Does not consistently make college-level comments.
- Sometimes inattentive or distracting
- Not a classroom leader: not helpful or respectful to others, not the first to jump in.
- One use of a cellphone.
C: To get a C, only one of these has to be true of you.
- Does not often contribute to discussion. Participates less often than once a week but more than once a month.
- Often unprepared.
- Often lowers the level of discussion.
- Often inattentive or distracting.
- More than one use of a cellphone or any comparable electronic device.
F: To fail, all of these have to be true of you.
- Rarely contributes to discussion. Participates less often than once a month.
- Rarely prepared.
- Rarely attentive or engaged.
- Usually distracting.