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Grading Breakdown

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

Basis of Final Grade:

English 125 should include four formal writing assignments: three formal papers of 3-6 pages, and an annotated bibliography assignment that asks students to summarize 3-4 sources. All formal papers in English 125 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 be worth at least sixty percent (60%) of the final grade. *Provide the breakdown of specific assignments by percentages.  For example: Paper #1:  15%.
  • The annotated bibliography assignment should be 10% of the final grade.
  • The final examination should be 10% of the final grade.

Grading Breakdown Sample #1

Grades Percentage
Participation: Responses, Quizzes, Discussion 10%
Paper #1 (3-4 pages) 15%
Paper #2 (4-5 pages) 25%
Paper #3 (5-6 pages) 30%
Annotated Bibliography 10%
Department Final Examination 10%

Grading Breakdown Sample #2

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

Grades Percentage
Paper #1 with outline & drafts (3-4 pages) 20%
Paper #2 with outline & drafts (3-4 pages) 25%
Paper #3 with outline & drafts (3-4 pages) 25%
Annotated Bibliography for Paper #3 (6 sources) 10%
Department Final Exam 10%
Reading Questions & In-Class Writing 10%