5.3 Submissions and Late Work
This course expects you to use several online resources -- MyCompLab, Google Docs, and Turnitin.com. We will spend class time getting you comfortable with these environments. MyCompLab requires the purchase of a key available from the campus bookstore. The other tools are free.
Unless the homework assignment specifically mentions a printout, you should assume that I don't want a hard copy. You should, however, have access to electronic copies of your work at all times -- on a thumb drive, in your e-mail archives, or on the student network space.
Any assignments turned in late (draft, informal writing, or revision) without prior permission from the instructor will have the final grade reduced by one third of a letter grade per day that the assignment is late, with weekends counting as two days. To "stop the late clock," you may submit an assignment via email, but unless there are extenuating circumstances, all late papers go to the bottom of my to-do list.
Getting Credit for Late Work
If you are asking that I waive a late penalty, e-mail me a copy of a completed Absence Form (http://jerz.setonhill.edu/teaching/Absence.doc), with a subject line that follows this pattern: "Smith LA100 P2 Absence Form".
Deadlines for the submission of turnitin.com assignments are typically 15 minutes before class starts. (This is to discourage you from being late for class because you were working on your homework, and it also permits me to scan the assignments briefly before class begins.) If your assignment is late by a few minutes, but you are still on time to class, your paper won't count as late.
Please note that late submissions always go to the bottom of my to-do list. If you are concerned about not getting a paper back soon enough to help you complete the next step in a multi-stage assignment, please make an appointment and I will go over it with you orally.
Make-up/Extra Credit Assignments
I do not have a policy of inventing extra-credit assignments to enable you to pull your grade up in the last few weeks of the term. (However, in the event of an extended illness or similar documented emergency, I am willing to be flexible.)