Policies and Recommendations

The Department of English has a common attendance policy for multiple section courses including English 126; specific recommendations are also in place for the assignments in the course.

Assignment Recommendations

  • English 126 requires 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 literary genres.

Attendance Policy

The Department of English has a common attendance policy for multiple-section courses including English 126.  Please include the following statement on your syllabus:

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

(Then select the relevant portion for your course)

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.