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OVERVIEW OF GRADING:
SUMMER COURSE

  • Daily Quizzes: 10 % (2 points each: one for taking it,
    one for correctness)
  • Film Worksheets (AKA Précis) = 2 x 15 % = 30 %
  • Midterm = 25 %
  • Final = 35 %

No late work will be accepted without medical
documentation or prior arrangement; no permissions
for late work will be granted online by email
later than ONE WEEK before the due date.
If you need to be out of town,
do your work before you leave,
or arrange variants at least two weeks before the due date.

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Assignments and Grading


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Each type of assignment and exam has its own description below or appended to this page. Please read them through carefully, because they constitute the contract that the instructor is making with you -- they are the basis for your grades. All written assignments must be submitted in hard copy at the start of the class period when they are due (the one exception is the group film analysis, which will be posted online). Neither the professor nor the TA (if we have one) will accept emailed assignments.

The class will be using its BlackBoard site, accessible to each of you through your UT Direct CLIPs page and the links posted there. Email reminders and updates will be sent using that emailer, as well. Make sure you have updated your email with the University (also through UT Direct); make sure you pick up your email and/or set your listservs on digest so that your email account does not fill up. The instructor is not responsible for emails rejected because your box is full, or lost because you've failed to update your address.

All assignment grades will be posted on the E-Gradebook off the CLIPs pages through UT Direct. The grades will be posted as points or percentages, with each assignment's point totals indicated. Check your grades often; protests will only be entertained within one week of grade postings. The final grade will be weighted as below, combining the individual elements posted.

The instructor answers email during business hours (M-F 8-5). Do not expect responses before class, in less than 24 hours, or on weekends. It might happen, but email must be used politely, as the equivalent of a phone call, not as an on-demand message board. The instructor cannot answer 80 emails an hour for this class the night before an assignment is due, nor deal with tech problems at midnight!!!