You will have ample opportunity to complete and revise assignments; it's imperative that you meet final deadlines. Not doing so may have a negative effect on your final grade in the course.
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Grading includes the following "products" and "processes": all of the assignments, your participation, your own goals for the class and self-assessment of how you have met those goals, and progress you made. I ask for and take seriously self-assessment, which we discuss at periodic required individual conferences. We will discuss grades at those private conferences, and I am also always happy to talk about grading at any point in the semester: just ask me. We will collaborate on individual rubrics for each assignment. I take into account your own goals vis a vis the assignment in order to promote a sense of ownership over your work.
Because of the participatory and hands-on nature of the learning you'll do in this class, I suggest that you miss no more than 2 classes, and arrive late no more than once. Unexcused attendence problems beyond these guidelines will be reflected by a reduction in your final grade (usually 1/2 to 1 1/2 letter grades); attendance issues affecting 4 sessions will usually result in a failing grade.
Emory maintains a detailed policy on academic integrity that applies to this course.
Please see the Emory disability policy here. Beyond this, I am continuously updating and incorporating inclusive design into our learning goals! Students who experience a circumstance or condition that may affect their ability to complete assignments or otherwise satisfy course criteria are encouraged to meet with me to identify, discuss, and document any feasible instructional modifications or accommodations. You are encouraged to explore formal support for ability issues.
Everyone is encouraged to visit the Writing Center, and I may ask you at a specific time to make an appointment there for targeted help.
Any other issues? Please email or drop by the office to talk.
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