Course Policies

Absences:     Research shows again and again that students who do not attend class do not do well in their courses. Attendance is therefore imperative in this and your other courses if you are serious about your education. Sometimes an absence is unavoidable and excusable, however, if you are sick or there is a tragedy in your family. Your Sourcebook outlines the difference between excused and unexcused absences. Being aware of and making up missed work is your responsibility. If you do miss class, check the Calendar of Work to determine what work you missed and/or drop me or one of your classmates an e-mail to help you get caught up.

If your absence is excused, you must provide me with an e-mail within one week of the absence. This  excuse must contain the following information: the date of the absence and the reason for the absence. Once I've received this e-mail, you will be allowed to make up missed work for credit.  Click on my e-mail address to send me an excuse now:
Work missed due to unexcused absences may not be made up for credit. Whether the assignment was small or large, the work receives a failing grade. Period.


Late Work: No late work will be accepted. The Calendar of Work clearly indicates when each assignment is due so be sure to plan ahead to give yourself time to complete the work. Rough drafts of your work must also be ready on their due dates. If  I don't receive a rough draft from you, I will mark up your final paper as the draft, return it to you for revision, and then your paper will be late -- resulting in a failing grade.

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