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.
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
expected to participate in scheduled class discussions. This does not
mean simply showing up on the relevant day; you have to talk as well,
which is another reason to stay on top of your reading assignments.
Don't forget your manners-if you disagree with another student, don't
interrupt or resort to name-calling.
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.
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
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.