The whole course is based on 1000 points. Each individual assignment will be marked on a four-point scale, the same as your GPA.
Thus, if a particular exercise is worth 40 points, and you get 30 on it, then you earned 75%, or a B.
- Papers (260 pts) -- Two formal papers (3-4, and 6-8 pages in length).
- Exercises (200 pts) -- Homework assignments, some of which are collaborative. (These prepare you for the major papers.)
- Participation Portfolios (200 pts) -- Online and in-class informal writing assignments based on the assigned readings.
- Quizzes (100 pts)
- Final Exam (240pts)