On this page will be posted your various assignment topics.  They will be available well in advance of the due dates.  Simply click the appropriate link in the box below.

 

MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT: 

 

Essay 1

15%

Library Assignment 15%

Essay Two (Research)

35%

Quizzes, Short Answers 10%

Final Exam

25%

Total

100%

 

 

DEADLINES   

All grades will be assigned using The King's University's alpha scale below (A+ - F). Please make copies of your assignments before submission.  Keep all assignments in electronic form (on file or on usb) until the semester is over and you have received your official final grade. 

A hardcopy of your essay is due at the beginning of class on the due date. Essays submitted past the due date without medical certificate or a prior arrangement with me are deducted one alpha step per day, excluding weekends, to a maximum of five steps. If not submitted in person, late papers must be date-stamped at reception.  No faxed or e-mailed assignments will be accepted.

In addition to submitting a hardcopy of your essay, you will also upload  copy to Turnitin via our Moodle site. You may use this site multiple times before you submit your final copy. Your essay will not be graded until your essay has been uploaded.

 

For your final examination, your grades may be converted from a percentage to a letter grade using the following Department of English conversion table:

 

Excellent

90-100

86-89

82-85

A+

A

A-

4.0

4.0

3.7

Good

78-81

74-77

70-73

B+

B

B-

3.3

3.0

2.7

Satisfactory

66-69

62-65

58-61

C+

C

C-

2.3

2.0

1.7

Poor

54-57

D+

1.3

Minimal Pass

50-53

D

1.0

Failure

0-49

F

0.0

 

This link leads to my list of marking symbols when I grade your assignments. 

You may also read these two documents regarding marking systems:  Departmental Grading Guidelines. and What I look for in an essay.

 

PLAGIARISM

Academic dishonesty is a serious offence with potentially disastrous consequences, and I intend to hold you to the highest standards of integrity and honesty. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with University policies regarding scholarly ethics and academic integrity (see current King's calendar).

There is a zero tolerance policy and multiple incidents may affect your academic record. Stiff penalties apply for offenders:

•  First offense = automatic zero on the assignment.

•  Second offense = automatic failure of the course.

•  Subsequent offense = convening of Discipline Committee with power to recommend penalties up to and including expulsion from the University.

Please, please (!) discuss with me any concerns you may have regarding your research or other matters.  I will also address plagiarism and proper citation methods throughout the semester, and post information on our website.