I- Course Requirements:
It is the responsibility of each student to be on time and prepared for class daily. Students must have a pen/pencil, covered textbooks, completed assignments, a notebook and a positive attitude.
Daily attendance will be taken. It is crucial that students be in class to learn, listen and participate. Excessive absences will greatly hinder your progress.
A- Quizzes and tests:
[ Quizzes will be given frequently and will be, at times, unannounced. Quizzes will count as 30% of the quarter grade.
[ Tests will be given at the end of each chapter or major unit. They will always be announced several days in advance. The three compositions in the writing packet will be evaluated and the average will serve as a test grade. Quarterly/semester projects will count as test grades. Students will be given research time in the library. Tests will count as 20% of the quarter grade.
B- Class Participation:
Students will be evaluated on the basis of their class participation. Class participation will count as 15% of the quarter grade. Standards for class participation are:
[ On time
[ Prepared and Organized (book, notebook, pen, homework)
[ Following Directions
[ Focused and Attentive
[ Honest, Respectful and Cooperative
Homework will be assigned most evenings. This may include written assignments, reading passages, oral projects and research projects. It will be collected or reviewed during the following class. Homework will count as 15% of the quarter grade.
Compositions in the writing packet will be graded and averaged. This grade will count as 20% of the quarter grade.
There will be a written exam at the end of each semester. Semester grades are 80% of the two quarters grades and 20% of the exam grades.
I am available for extra help every day until in room 164. Let me know you are coming!
IV- Make-Up Work:
If a student is absent, is their responsibility to make up all work missed, including homework. This should be completed within three days of their return to school. Any work not completed will be counted as a zero.