Biweekly Assignments --   Prof. Furr

1. All work must be submitted by e-mail.

2. Your assignments are due by 8 p.m. the evening before the class for which they are assigned.
This gives you time to read, on email, the assignments written by your fellow group members, and for them to read yours. This should help you think about the assignment, and will help create the potential for good group discussions.

3. Assignments received by me (and your group)

will get a grade of 'A', regardless of content.

4. During the first two weeks of class only, assignments which I receive late but no more than 24 hours late, will receive a grade of 'C', provided that they are on topic and of the required length. If they are either off-topic, in my judgment, or too short , they will receive a grade of 'F'.

5.  Assignments which I receive on time but are either not on topic (in my judgment) or too short will be returned to you to be redone.

6. Length. There are two ways to measure the length of your assignments.

  1. All modern Word Processing programs have a 'word count' function. In MS Word 2000 it is under the 'Tools" pulldown menu.
  2. You can count the words, or estimate them closely -- average the number of words in a line by counting several consecutive lines carefully, then multiplying number of words per line by number of lines.

7. Assignments which I receive dated after the class has begun will receive a grade of 'F' for that assignment, regardless of the reason they were late.

8. Format for Biweekly Assignments:

9. Policy on the biweekly assignments:

10. Feedback:

If your HW is late, too short, not on topic, or not in proper format, you just get no credit for it. - except during the first two weeks of class.

Biweekly Assignments and Your Final Grade for the Course

You will have many biweekly assignments in this course. When I average them as a component of your final grade at the end of the semester, I will drop the lowest one or two grades. And even if you receive more than 2 or 3 'C's or 'F's, your 'A' grades can pull your total grade for the biweekly assignment up.

The result is that your grade for biweekly assignment measures your consistency in the course.

The other written assignments in the course give you ample opportunity to demonstrate your ability to do research and longer, more reflective thinking and writing. The biweekly assignments measure something different, but no less important, since they make meaningful classroom discussion possible. | ffurrg AT| last modified 02 Feb 2015