We begin with an assumption that all of you want (dare I suggest, eagerly want) to be here; and, indeed, that eagerness, evidenced by attendance, active participation, thoughtful responses to peer work and outside reading/listening (written and verbal), and timely fulfillment of assignments, will warrant an A. So we begin with that: a final grade of A. As I discover that some of you want to be here more than others, or, hazard the thought, don’t want to be here at all, I will adjust your final grade accordingly.
attendance and participation are vital. Students are expected to
promptly and fully attend every class and contribute constructively to
all discussion and activities. If you know that you will be absent or
late, please send me an email at least 24 hours prior to class whenever
Grades will drop a half-letter with two absences and another half-letter for each
Students are responsible for obtaining assignments
and notes for classes missed from fellow students.
Attendance will be
taken at the beginning of each class (note: three tardies equal one
absence). Again, students are expected to attend all classes, but if you expect
to miss one or two classes, please use the University absence reporting
website https://sims.rutgers.edu/ssra/ to indicate the date and reason
for your absence. An email is automatically sent to me.