Grading Breakdown

On the syllabus, please include a very clear breakdown of the final grade for this course.

Basis of Final Grade:

WRIT 300 should include four formal writing assignments: three formal papers and an annotated bibliography (and research proposal) assignment. All formal papers in WRIT 300 should be written under revision conditions: drafts should be submitted for feedback on content and organization by peers and instructor.

  • The three formal papers must comprise at least sixty percent (60%) of the final grade. *Provide the breakdown of specific assignments by percentages.  For example: Paper #1:  10%.
  • The annotated bibliography assignment should also contribute to the final grade. Note: some instructors choose to assign this separately from the research proposal assignment, but the choice is yours to make.
  • The final examination should be 5-10% of the final grade.

Grading Breakdown Sample

Final grades ranging from A to F will be based upon completion of all course requirements (writing and reading assignments, class participation, and final examination). The three formal papers will make up the majority of your grade, as outlined below: 

Grades Percentage
Participation: Reading Responses and Discussion 10%
Paper #1 (analyzing two texts, 3-4 pages) 10%
Paper #2 (synthesizing three texts, 4-5 pages) 15%
Paper #3 (original research paper, 8-10 pages) 40%
Annotated Bibliography and Research Proposal 15%
Final Examination 10%