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Grading Scale
Percentage = Letter Grade
90%-100% = A
80%-89.9% = B
70%-79.9% = C
60%-69.9% = D
0%-59.9% = F
The professor grades written work on a rubric. See Essay Rubric on page 4. Students will get higher or lower
grades based on the accuracy of the answer, but also on the clarity of the response. Those students who get the
right answer and express themselves in concise, grammatically correct sentences will score more points than
those who answer correctly but do not pay attention to their writing.
If the Professor finds it necessary to move the date of an assignment he will give at least one week’s notice and
will only move it back in time, never up.
Assignment Deadlines
Due dates for the learner engagement activities and the learning unit assessment appear on the course schedule. The
deadline for each activity and assignment is 11:55 pm (at night) on the due date. The professor
will not
accept late
The student holds the responsibility for dropping a course. The Professor will not drop students simply because they
stop attending class. Friday, November 9 is the last day to drop a class.
Discussion Grading Criteria
Your discussion contributions are part of your learning process. Please make every effort to provide thorough answers
to questions you are being asked to discuss. You will be graded on your discussion as part of your class participation.
There will be some specific discussions that you are asked to participate in. If you need help with your spelling, or
grammar you may want to craft your response “off-line” in a word processing program. When you are finished, copy and
paste the content into the discussion.
Good Discussion
Be sure you understand the question or discussion topic and your answer addressed what the question is asking. In your
answer you should draw on a textbook readings and supplemental material. The purpose of the discussion is to bring all
these elements together and create a response that informs and enlightens your audience, applying the concepts you
are learning in a clear and concise manner to our peers.
Bad Discussions Example
“I agree” or “I disagree” – with nothing else to support your agreement.
Disagreeing without stating your reasons.
Anything that is grammatically incorrect.
Copying from the book or other sources without attributions.
NOTE: Be explicit in stating the deadlines of
assignments, such as late work policies. Also,
explain the responsibilities a student has when
enrolled in a course.
NOTE: Provide criteria on the type of participation
you expect from the students in discussions and
other interactive assignments.