Class Email Discussion List: Grades
30% of your grade will be based on the average of your postings
to the class list—your List Assignments. After you have
been shown how to access your email account and to post messages
to the English 335A List (that means, after you have learned to
send email messages to the whole class), you will post messages
once a week answering a specific question.
Rules for completing List Assignments:
List Assigments should be posted before you attend
the class for which they are due.
Further comments and responses on the List Assignment
question, reactions you have to your classmates' comments,
for instance, that are made after the due date will be counted.
List Assignments are due whether you attend class
Your List Assignments will be graded. An "A"
- Answer the question assigned.
- Quote two or three passages from the texts being discussed
and fully explain what those quotations mean.
- Be comprehensible and well written.
You can raise your grade by 1/2 point if you respond in two or
three thoughtful paragraphs to another student's posting. You
can also raise your grade by correcting any stylistic or grammatical
problems noted in my response to your posting. Only your 8 highest
List Assignment grades will be counted; you can therefore
choose to skip two of those assignments during the semester. No
assignments are accepted after the due date, and responses to
the comments of others must be timely to count for your grade.