Letter Grade and Percentage Equivalencies: My marking follows the University’s established grading guidelines, which are as follows: A+ 90-100, A 85-89, A- 80-84, B+ 75-79, B 70-74, B- 65-69, C+ 60-64, C 55-59, D 50-54, F 0-49.

Policy on Absences: It is your responsibility to come to class regularly. If you must be absent for an extended period of time, please inform me as far ahead of time as possible. Cases of continuous unexplained absence may result in a penalty to your grade or your ineligibility to complete the class; attending class is part of fulfilling its requirements.

Late Policy: There is no penalty for late papers when they are due only to me. If you must also provide a copy to a peer (e.g., a draft of your term paper or a critique of a peer’s term paper draft) then lateness is inexcusable and may result in your not being allowed to complete the course. Papers received after the due date will receive a grade, but no comments.

Plagiarism: Any incident of plagiarism will result in a zero for the course. In brief, plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of another person’s words or ideas, whether directly quoted or paraphrased, as though they were your own. The guidelines on what constitutes plagiarism are very clear and are available through a variety of sources, including the University Calendar. A simple rule of thumb: CITE FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER.

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