There will be a non-graded Introduction Discussion due Wednesday (11:59 p.m. CT) of Week 1. There will be eight (8) Weekly discussions worth 20 points each. The initial responses of the discussions must be submitted on Wednesdays (by 11:59 p.m. CT) and your comment to a classmate’s post on Saturdays (by 11:59 p.m. CT). Postings should be fully developed, always include image examples, and include citations.
Your initial response to the discussion question should be a full paragraph of 8-10 sentences with an image example that is included by pasting, linking, or supplying the text page number. If outside sources are utilized, please cite your sources.
Your responses to others’ posts should also be well developed, fully explaining your response to the classmates’ posts and including an additional image example. Make responses that add to the conversation and take it further; simply posting “I agree” or “good job” does not help develop ideas. Respond to at least one classmate’s post.
No late postings will be accepted.
In Weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 8, you will take a 40-question, multiple-choice quiz over the week’s readings. You will have 60 minutes to complete the quiz and you will only receive one (1) attempt. You may use your book to help you find the answers, but your time is limited so you must be very familiar with your textbook to find the answers quickly. Each question is worth 2 points, adding up to a total of 80 points.
The Quizzes shall open at 12:01 a.m. CT Mondays, of the assigned weeks, and are due Sundays (by 11:59 p.m. CT) of the assigned weeks (except for Week 8 when it is due by 11:59 p.m. CT Saturday). All quizzes will be taken through the Quizzes area of the course.
There are no quizzes in Week 4 and Week 7, since papers are due those weeks.
Papers will be graded on the basis of percent of completeness, correct spelling, neatness, citations, and content. The papers must be submitted to the proper Dropbox by the specified due date. The Dropbox records the date and time of submittal. Make sure the files are labeled accordingly: Midterm Paper or Final Paper.
All papers must be in a .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format. Your work should be double-spaced, 12-point sans serif font, with 1 inch margins all around.
When citing resources, you must adhere strictly to MLA style. All assignments must be your own original work and you are not allowed to turn in papers for this course that you have used previously for another course (even if it is from taking this very course during a previous session). You are expected to write professionally with correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
The Midterm paper is due by 11:59 p.m. CT Sunday of Week 4. The paper is worth 180 pts. You must u MLA format. The minimum length of the paper should be 4 pages, it must be double-spaced with a 1” margin, and type size should not exceed 12 points. The paper must have at least 3 book sources and unlimited web sources. You must always cite your sources.
You must remember to proofread your paper and submit the completed paper to the appropriate folder in the Dropbox section of the Course.
Please read the document, “Important-Tips to Avoid Plagiarism” located in the Content section. The Midterm Dropbox will not be available until you have completed the Plagiarism Tutorial and Quiz, which can be accessed through the Content area of the course.
The Final Paper is due by 11:59 p.m. CT Sunday of Week 7. The paper is worth 180 pts. You must use MLA format. The minimum length of the paper should be 4 pages, it must be double-spaced with a 1” margin, and type size should not exceed 12 points.
You must remember to proofread your paper and submit the completed paper to the appropriate folder in the Dropbox section of the Course. Please read the document, “Important-Tips to Avoid Plagiarism” located in the Content section. Refer to the Grading Rubric to know more about the grade scales.