Important Assignment Policies
Important! Reading Reflection Assignment Policies
Please note that this is a four-credit college class, so you should be spending an average of 12 hours a week total on attending class, reading, and writing for the class. This is a formula used by all U.S. universities in setting course work-load expectations (e.g. 1 credit hour is one classroom hour plus two additional hours of preparation and research).
Please check here on the blog for reading questions for each week. Please write a response to the "reading reflection" question or questions at the bottom of each set of reading discussion questions (there are two reflection questions in your first assignment). Use the discussion questions to guide your focus in reading, and to prepare for class discussion. Submit the written response to the reflection questions to me at the beginning of class each week.
I will accept late reading reflections up to one week, but not beyond that except for unusual situations which you will have to clear with me. Late reading reflection responses will be graded down at least one grade point.
The reason for this policy is to keep you on track, so that these assignments don't pile up. Also, the purpose of doing written responses to the reading is to help you clarify your insights and questions as we work through the texts, and to prepare you to participate in class discussion.