Dr Rachel Standish
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Dr. Rachel Standish - History and Women's Studies Foothill College
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You will not be graded on attendance. You will however be graded on material that is delivered in lectures and is not in the textbook. It is, therefore in your best interests to come to class regularly and take notes.

You need to keep up with the class reading. This will actually make it easier to take notes-you will be aware of what is and isn't in the reading already, so you'll have a better idea of what you should be writing down.

Missing Exams
I will schedule make up exams under two circumstances: if you inform me in advance that you will not be available on the day of the test for some valid reason (you can verify an athletic event in which you will be participating, for example), or in the case of a legitimate and provable emergency (severe illness, a death in the family, etc.), and then only if you let me know promptly why you were absent. Make up exams are not the same as in-class exams, and have fewer options.

Plagiarism is defined as taking other people's words or ideas and presenting them as your own. It violates both academic standards and the rules of the college, and I take it very seriously. If I catch you plagiarizing, you will at the very least fail that assignment. You may also be reported to the school and/or expelled from the course. For more on Plagiarism

Basic Conduct
The basic idea underlying all classroom conduct is that you should be endeavoring to avoid disrupting other students or me. Use common sense and good manners. Please remember that I am not a television-when you talk or pass notes in class, I can hear and see you. And I will be annoyed. If you need to leave early, please tell me and sit near the door so that you minimize the disturbance to the rest of the class. Turn off your cell phone before class begins. Do all personal grooming at home-class is not the place to moisturize your legs or trim your mustache. If another student is talking, listen politely.

That said, you are always welcome to interrupt me-BY RAISING YOUR HAND-if you need a point repeated or clarified, or if you have a question about the lecture. Don't be shy. If you didn't catch something, chances are you're not the only one.