Syllabus Appendices

Appendix A: Method of evaluation

(scoring guide for essays)

5 Essay (90-100) must meet all of the criteria listed below:

  1. It is well organized and well developed
  2. It clearly develops the main idea(s).
  3. It clearly and appropriately addresses a specific audience.
  4. It demonstrates sentence variety, clarity, and appropriate word choice.
  5. It is virtually free from errors in mechanics, usage, and sentence formation.
  6. It fulfills the conditions of the assignment.

4 Essay (80-89) must meet all of the criteria listed below:

  1. It is generally well organized and developed.
  2. It develops the main idea(s).
  3. It exhibits an awareness of the audience and the kind of writing appropriate for that audience.
  4. It demonstrates some sentence variety.
  5. It is generally free from errors in mechanics, usage, and sentence formation.
  6. It fulfills the conditions of the assignment.

3 Essay (70-79) must meet all of the criteria listed below:

  1. It is adequately organized and developed.
  2. It develops the main idea(s).
  3. It displays some awareness of the audience and the kind of writing appropriate for that audience.
  1. It may display some errors in mechanics, usage, and sentence formation but not a consistent pattern of such errors.
  2. It fulfills the conditions of the assignment

2 Essay (60-69) exhibits one of the following weaknesses:

  1. It exhibits weaknesses in organization or development.
  2. It does not develop the key idea(s).
  3. It reveals that the writer is unaware of the kind of writing appropriate for the audience.
  4. It reveals a pattern of errors in mechanics, usage, and sentence formation.
  5. It does not fulfill the conditions of the assignment. Mandatory that this paper be revised with assistance from the Writing Center

1 Essay (0-59) is seriously marred by a lack of organization and development and exhibits a pattern or accumulation of errors, suggesting that the writer does not have control over the conventions of standard written English. It may also contain plagiarism. Mandatory that this paper be revised with assistance from the Writing Center.

Seeking Assistance Early in the Writing Center:

The Writing Center, located in the Grace Thomas Kennedy building, room 228, is an excellent on-campus resource for help with writing and/or building reading comprehension and proficiency, and it is free!!! Peer and faculty consultants are available to help you brainstorm, organize, and work through some common writing concerns. However, be aware that the Writing Center is not a proofreading or writing service. They are concerned with helping you become a better writer. They will provide valuable feedback and assistance on any kind of writing activity. You may make a 15-30 minute appointment with a consultant by registering with http://Claflin.mywconline.com or you may simply walk-in and be served on space-time availability. Hours of Operation: M-Th 9am-10pm & F 9am-5pm. The key to success is planning ahead. If there are additional questions, check with Writing Center Administrator in GTK 228 or at 535-5092.


APPENDIX B:

The use of electronic learning tools such as iPads, laptops, or Smartphones are encouraged, but to be used at the discretion of your instructor and/or as long as the devices are being used to support your learning. Texting, Tweeting, or Facebooking will not be tolerated unless it is under the guided facilitation of the instructor.

 Expectations

  1. Please keep cellphones turned off or place on vibrate mode. An instructor may reserve the right to confiscate a cellphone until the end of class in the event of abuse or distraction.
  2. Late work will not be accepted without a pre-arrangement with the instructor.

INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES & INFORMATION

 Assurance Statement: Claflin University adheres to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students with disabilities should register with the ADA Student Services Coordinator and contact their instructor(s) in a timely manner to arrange for appropriate accommodations. If you need accommodations in this class related to a disability, please make an appointment as soon as possible.

Claflin University Early Alert Program:

As a part of our renewed focus on engaged learning, Claflin University has enhanced and expanded its current Early Alert Program. This program is designed to assist with your success and will be given a high priority as a strategy for this class. Should the instructor determine that you might benefit from taking advantage of these support services and campus resources, you will be referred for such additional support as a means to assist with successful completion of this course. It is further expected that you will comply with the referral and take advantage of the services offered. Please understand that such referrals are not a form of punishment, rather, they are intended to help you reach and achieve your academic and personal goal.”

Code of Honor Policy Statement:

Claflin University prohibits all forms of academic or scholarly dishonesty, including written or oral examinations, term and research papers or theses, modes of creative expression, and computer-based work. Scholarly dishonesty includes lying, cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and the falsification or misrepresentation of experimental data. (For social behavior, see Claflin University Student Handbook: Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics).