Your grade in this course will reflect your performance in the categories as described below.  You can earn a maximum of 1000 points in this course.  You can read more about the major assignments in the sub-menu under the “Assignments” tab.

  • Presence—10 @ 20 points each = 200 points / 20%: measured by your performance on  10 Reflective Engagements that you will have an opportunity to complete across the semester during class. I will also take into account consistent engagement in class conversations.
  • The Post-45 blog—8 @ 50 points each = 400 points / 40%: Over the course of the semester, students will compose 8 blog posts of 750-1,000 words each in four categories:
  • Final Project–400 points / 40%: The final project will be an open-ended research-based project. This project will be roughly equivalent to a 15-17 page research essay, though you will have the opportunity to work beyond the traditional research-paper format to work in other genres.

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