All work must be completed by you and submitted for this class only. You may exchange work with classmates in this course. You may talk about your work to anyone who will listen, but you may NOT ask friends or relatives to edit or proof your work.
No matter how informal your writing, you must CITE YOUR SOURCES. All writing for this course must include bibliographic citations for ALL materials used—including assigned readings—following MLA Style. See the course website for style guides.
As we migrate into digital environments, citation practices change. The important thing is to acknowledge all sources in a clear and consistent way that allows your reader to locate the original source. Hyperlinks to electronic sources are a bonus, but are not an acceptable substitute for citations.
Sometimes you have to miss class: you may be sick or have an interview or family emergency. I respect you as an adult who can make decisions about your own life. You may miss 2 classes without directly lowering your grade—no excuse necessary. Use those absences wisely, because except in the case of verifiable hardship, each absence after 2 lowers your participation grade by a 1/3 letter grade. If you miss class, it is your responsibility to get the notes and make up work. Failing to bring assigned texts to class 3x = 1 absence; 3 late arrivals = 1 absence.
Late Work Policy
Due dates are listed in the syllabus. Work handed in after these deadlines will be considered late and marked down a letter grade for each day late. Extensions must be approved a week in advance.
Full accommodations are the legal right of students with all kinds of disabilities, whether learning or physical. If you have a disability documented by Davidson College and might need accommodations, please discuss this with me within the first week or two of class, so that I can learn how to best work with your learning style. All such discussions will be confidential unless you otherwise stipulate.
Davidson College values the diversity of its community and is an equal access institution that admits otherwise qualified applicants without regard to disability. The college seeks to accommodate requests for accommodations related to disability that are determined to be reasonable and do not compromise the integrity of a program or curriculum. To make such a request or to begin a conversation about a possible request, please contact Beth Bleil, Director of Academic Access and Disability Resources, in the Center for Teaching and Learning by visiting her office in the E.H. Little Library, by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 704-894-2129. It is best to submit accommodation requests within the drop/add period; however, requests can be made at any time in the semester. Please keep in mind that accommodations are not retroactive.