Course Requirements and Grading

Course Requirements and Grading

Textbooks and Supplies:  In lieu of a textbook, we will use online materials, as well as a novel. You will need to bring the following materials as appropriate to each class:

  • Short stories, essays, and related materials available on our course site
  • Beloved. Toni Morrison. 1987. New York: Vintage, 2004. ISBN 978-1400033416
  • Access to a computer, the Internet, and a printer—most of our readings will be available online only—you are responsible for printing and bringing them.
  • A college-level dictionary, such as the American Heritage Dictionary or a good online dictionary.
  • A sturdy folder to hold your work and course handouts. Bring this to each class session.
  • A notebook for class notes and reading notes.

Grading: Your course grade will be calculated based on the following percentages, which reflect the value of the entire project. Missing any component of an assignment will result in a lower grade:

  • Essay #1: 10%
  • Essay #2: 20%
  • Midterm: 10%
  • Final: 15%
  • Homework and Blogging: 15%
  • Attendance and Participation: 10%
  • In-class writing and quizzes: 10%
  • Presentations: 10%

Passing ENG 2001 is contingent on successfully completing all assignments and passing the final.

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