Jerz: New Media Projects (EL405)


29 Oct 2006

5.3 Late Penalties

Just as students in generations past learned to carry spare quills, a pen knife, an extra inkhorn, and spare lamp wicks, using computers requires certain common-sense strategies that are an inseparable part of the course material.

Remember to save often and leave backups on more than one machine (use a USB drive or your student network space); plan your time so you can get your online work done when you can get to the lab where our software is installed, OR choose projects that will permit you do most of your work according to the timeframe and computing resources that fit your schedule.

Getting Credit for Late Work
Most assignments will be submitted in class. During the workshop time, I'll just walk around the room and talk with each of you about the day's work. I'll be happy to help you with last-minute minor troubleshooting, but you shouldn't expect to be able to work on an assignment in class on the day it's due.

All Late Work

Unless I grant you an extension in advance, all other assignments are penalized one letter grade for each day they are late (including Saturdays, but not counting Sundays or holidays when the university does not offer classes).

Special Cases

If your work is completed before midnight on the day it was due, it will only lose a third of a letter grade.

Agenda Items: While this is not a heavy reading class, when I do ask you to read a text, please post on your blog -- at least 24 hours before the class meets -- a brief quotation from the assigned reading. (That post is the "agenda item". You should come to class prepared to talk about your quotation.) By the time class meets, comment on two to four peer agenda items. (In other classes, I have also asked students to bring a 200-word response paper, but I'm not asking for that in this class. You are of course welcome to blog about the readings in more detail, but I am actually more interested in reading your response to the various projects and in-class workshops you'll be doing. These are time-sensitive assignments, so they earn no credit if they are late. (You should still complete any items you missed in order to get full credit for your class portfolio.)

Class Participation: The way to get credit for a missed in-class activity is to contribute substantially to the online discussion. Towards the end of the semester, when there will be fewer readings and more workshops, it will be harder for me to come up with alternate assignments. Still, you may demonstrate your desire to re-engage by posting thoughtful comments on the course website, your peers' websites, and/or your own blog. (To make sure that I see and record credit for this alternative work, please call it to my attention by collecting all the relevant URLs and sending me an e-mail asking me to consider them as part of your class participation grade.)

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