Policies and Recommendations

Success in this class depends on regular and punctual attendance. The English Department's policy for multiple section courses such as this one is:

Assignment Recommendations

  • Composition classes will require at least three (3) formal essays, including one research paper that are the result of drafting and revision. These formal papers must be worth at least sixty percent (60%) of the final grade.

  • Composition courses must include a minimum of nine (9) print and/or online reading selections encompassing a range of genres, including literary and non-literary texts.

Attendance Policy

Success in this class depends on regular and punctual attendance. The English Department's policy for multiple section courses such as this one is:

For classes that meet twice a week:

  • Students in classes that meet twice a week may miss no more than five (5) sessions.

  • Six (6) absences are grounds for failure.

  • Missing 15 minutes of class—arriving late, departing early, or leaving during class-- counts as half an absence.

For classes that meet once a week:

  • Students in classes that meet once a week may miss no more than two (2) sessions.

  • Three (3) absences are grounds for failure.

  • Missing 15 minutes of class—arriving late, departing early, or leaving during class-- counts as half an absence.

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