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August 19, 2006

FW 1002 Syllabus Justification

You’ll note that there are no exams in this course. I want you to engage in an ongoing intellectual dialog with the course material, not try to cram a lot of “facts? into your head the night before a test and then vomit them out on the exam. Instead, we will make extensive use of both formal and informal writing to gauge your mastery of the subject matter. When you write, you have the opportunity to engage critically with authors, fellow students, and your instructor, but most importantly, with yourself.

The extended entry gives my holistic grading guidelines, which are intended for the syllabus. Individual assignments will also include a specific grading rubric.

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