Elements of Assessment:

The following assignments will be factored into your course grade. In addition, these will also help assess your progress in mastering the outcomes noted above.

(1) Class Participation and Exercises: The nature of this class demands that all students attend regularly either in person or online and complete all exercises in the sentence-combining book (SC) as well as any diagnostic writing exercises assigned by the instructor. Altogether, 30 points (25 + 5 for the Check-In Tasks) may be earned for participation and attendance.

(2) Review Exercises: All "Review" sections from the sentence-combining book will be completed. Each review exercise will be worth 10 points (70 points total).

Verification Activity: The first two Review Exercises serve to verify or authenticate the work of online students. Students must arrange to do this work in a controlled environment (such as a testing center or library) and must provide positive ID at that time.

(3) Figuring Course Grades:

Check-In Tasks 5
Participation & Exercises 25
Review Exercise #1 10
Review Exercise #2 10
Review Exercise #3 10
Review Exercise #4 10
 Review Exercise #5 10
 Review Exercise #6 10
 Review Exercise #7 10


Total Possible: 100 (98+ = A+; 92+ = A; 90+ = A-; 88+ = B+; 82+ = B; 80+ = B-; 78+ = C+; 72+ = C; 70+ = C-; 68+ = D+; 62+ = D; 60+ = D-; 59- = F)


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