Students will keep a dialectical
reading journal and complete weekly
short writing assignments or reading quizzes. They will also write
two short (2 page) papers, both of which must be revised and
resubmitted; the first essay may be revised and resubmitted
throughout the semester, as long as it is revised substantially (note:
all drafts must be submitted with re-writes). There will also be
Grades will be based on reading journals (35%), weekly writing assignments and/or
weekly reading quizzes, class discussion, and attendance (30%), and on the above
requirements (1st paper paper –15%; 2nd paper – 20%; quizzes, etc. – 30%;
final journal conference – 35%).
Plus/minus grades will be given where appropriate; grades will not be rounded
up or down at any stage.