Syllabus and Course Info Quiz

Syllabus and Course Info Take-Home Quiz

Instructions: Copy and paste these questions into a new blog post on your WordPress site. Answer the questions, and when you’re done, submit the link to your new post using the submission form.


What are the major projects? In a bulleted list, provide links to the project descriptions for each of them.

How will your final grade be calculated?

  • Our final grade will be calculated through a point system. Throughout the semester we will have the opportunity to earn points through projects, class work, attending class, etc. In more detail, the points you earn will determine your final grade.

What happens if you don’t complete one of the major projects?

  • “Failure to complete any of the major projects will result in an automatic grade of C- or lower meaning that you will have to re-take the class.” (Wharton)

What is the “submission form” and how do you use it? Embed the form below your answer (hint: Google “embed Google form” to find out how).

  • The “submission form” is how we submit our work using a link to where the assignment is located (i.e. projects).

Embed the course calendar and weekly overview below this question.

Where on the course website can you find an overview of what’s due and the readings for each unit?

  • First, click on the tab “Syllabus & Course Info”.  Next scroll to the section titled “Weekly Overview”. The white box beneath it will give a detailed overview of what’s due and what the readings are for the current unit.

What is the best way to see an overview of what’s due each week?

  • The best way to see an overview of what’s due each week is to click on the tab “Syllabus & Course Info “. Next, scroll to the red section and find “What is the general plan for the course, and when are things due?” The following white boxes detail what’s due each week.

What is the attendance policy?

  • The attendance policy requires students to be present for every class meeting on Mondays. Having an unexcused absence will deduct 100 points from your grade and being late to class will deduct 50 to 100 points from your grade.

What is one way you can lose points?

  • By missing class (deduction of 100 points) or being late to class (deduction of 50 to 100 points).

What are my office hours, the office hours of the two community instructors, and how do you make an appointment to see one of us outside of  class?

  • Dr. Wharton’s Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 9-11AM, Wednesday 9-11AM, and by appointment
  • Mrs. Arrington’s Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 1-3PM
  • Ms. Rose’s Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 10:30AM-12:30PM
  • To make an appointment simply email the instructor.

How do you earn participation credit? Provide a link to the instructions/guidelines for participation.

  • To earn participation credit, students will complete “required class preparation” work. Additionally, students may earn extra points from extra credit assignments, such as this one.
  • Instructions/Guidelines for Participation

How many points can you earn by participating in or organizing a study group session?

  • 20 Points

How can you be assured of earning an “A” in this course?

  • “Once you complete all of the major projects  and class prep, and accrue 5,985 points, you will automatically receive an A in the course.” (Wharton)

What are the minimum requirements for earning a passing grade of “C”?

  • “If you complete and earn the minimum points for all of the major projects, complete all of the class prep, and attend every class, you will earn at least 2,200 points and a grade of ‘C’.” (Wharton)

What do you do if you’re not sure how to document your participation in order to earn points?

  • If a student is not sure how to document their participation they can visit Dr. Wharton during her office hours or ask the question before class begins or after class has ended.

What are the Unit 1 readings and which one is your group assigned to focus on for the Unit 1 Reading Response?

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