Grading Breakdown

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

Basis of Final Grade

English 126 requires three (3) formal essays, including one research paper, that is the result of drafting and revision. These formal papers must be worth at least sixty percent (60%) of the final grade. All formal papers in English 126 should be written under revision conditions: drafts should be submitted for feedback on content and organization by peers and instructor.

These formal papers must be worth at least sixty percent (60%) of the final grade.

The final examination should be 10% of the final grade.

*Composition courses must include a minimum of nine (9) print and/or online reading selections encompassing a range of literary genres.

Grading Breakdown Sample 1

Grading: The three formal papers will make up the bulk of your grade, as outlined below:

Assignment Percentage of final grade
Paper #1 (3-4 pages) 15%
Paper #2 (3-4 pages) 20%
Research Paper (5-6 pages) 30%
Final Exam 10%
In-Class and Homework Assignments 10%
Class Participation 10%
Peer-review critiques 5%