Syllabus Quiz

1.What are the major projects? In a bulleted list, provide links to the project descriptions for each of them.

  • Reading Summaries:
  • Annotated Bibliographies:
  • Built Environment Descriptions:
  • Built Environment Analysis:
2.How will your final grade be calculated?
If you complete all four of the major projects, earning at least the minimum number of points for each, YOU WILL PASS THE COURSE WITH AT LEAST A GRADE OF ‘C.’ After that, your grade will be determined by the number of points you’ve earned in total. Students who complete all four of the major projects and earn at least 2500 points will automatically receive a grade of “A.” Below 2500 points, the top earner from each section will determine the grading scale for the rest of section. For instance, let’s say the top earner in your section completed all of the major projects and accrued 900 points. Her score determines the grading scale as follows:

A-/A: major projects complete + 810-900 points B-/B/B+: major projects complete + 720-809 points C/C+: major projects complete + 630-719 points Non-passing: one or more major projects incomplete

3.What is the “submission form” and how do you use it?

The Forms

Use the forms below to submit all of your work, and to sign up for in-person and online study groups and in-person group conferences.

Submitting your work . . .

Use this form to submit pretty much everything for which you’d like to earn points–study group reflections, major project drafts, contributions to our Atlanta built environment archive, etc. We will keep track of when you come to see us during office hours for individual or group conferences and when you complete exercises in Writer’s Help. For everything else, however, you will need to submit a link to evidence of your work on your own site, on Zotero, on Google Maps, or elsewhere on the web.If you ever have questions about what kind of evidence you need to provide to document your participation and how to submit it, stop by during office hours or ask the question before or after class. You’ll earn points for the office hours visit, asking the question, and for finding a way to make the information available to the rest of your classmates.

ENGL1102 Submission Form (Arrington)

Use this form to turn in everything. To submit something for credit, whether it’s a major assignment or an in-class minute paper, you will fill out this form with your name, your GSU email address, your instructor’s name, and the URL (link) to whatever you’re submitting. Your instructor will then evaluate your submission and return feedback and points to you.
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6.Where on the course website can you find an overview of what’s due and the readings for each unit?
On the weekly overview.
7.What is the best way to see an overview of what’s due each week?
On the Agenda.
8.What is the attendance policy?


You earn points for coming to class and lose points for unexcused absences. Students in the M/W F2F section earn 20 points for coming to class, and lose 20 points for each absence. Students in the hybrid sections earn 40 points for coming to class, and lose 40 points for each absence. Arriving to class late will result in a deduction of 10-20 points. In this course, students are expected to adhere to the Georgia State University student code of conduct. This includes the university attendance policy. Excused absences are limited to university-sponsored events where you are representing GSU in an official capacity, religious holidays, and legal obligations such as jury duty or military service days. Absences for all other reasons will result in a points deduction as outlined above. In the event of extended illness or family emergency, I will consider requests for individual exemption from the general attendance policy on a case by case basis.

9.What are my office hours, and how do you make an appointment to see me outside of class?Spring 2016 | Sparks Hall 302 Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-2:15 Instructor: PD Arrington (Mrs. A) Contact: Office hours: Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m., and by appointment; I’m able to meet via WebEx or Google Hangout if you can not be on campus
10.How do you earn participation credit? Provide a link to the instructions/guidelines for participation.

Participation | 400-??? Points

~Ask not what you can do to earn credit for this course; ask what you will do to earn as many points as you possibly can.

During the course of the semester we invite you to engage with the course material and assignments, with your peers and with your instructors, consistently and in inventive ways. We will assign pointsto your workreflecting the level of your participation both inside and outside of class. We will also subtract points for failing to participate (e.g., missing class) so as to fairly reflect your level of engagement with the course concepts. Your goal is to accrue as many points as possible during the semester.|1


11.How many points can you earn by participating in or organizing a study group session?Study group organization and participation: up to 25
12.How can you be assured of earning an “A” in this course?Students who complete all four of the major projects and earn at least 2500 points will automatically receive a grade of “A.”
13.What are the minimum requirements for earning a passing grade of “C”?If you complete all four of the major projects, earning at least the minimum number of points for each, YOU WILL PASS THE COURSE WITH AT LEAST A GRADE OF ‘C.’
14.What do you do if you’re not sure how to document your participation in order to earn points?Your points will be recorded on a google doc and available for you to view at any time; just request a meeting with an instructor!! We will go over points with you and give you feedback.
Arrington, Paige. “What Is This Course About?” The Rhetoric of Space and Place. Web. 14 Jan. 2016.


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