||The most important requirements for this course are regular class attendance,
participation, and preparation. You should come prepared to ask and answer
questions and to discuss the readings each day. You should also check the class blog frequently for new information and assignments. Given this, the formal grading requirements
are as follows:
Class Participation 25%
The class participation portion of your grade will be based on regular
class attendance, participation, periodic homeworks, in-class assignments, presentations and group work, as well as on your active efforts to make this class a positive learning experience for yourself and your classmates.
Two Online Essays 25% each
Online Content 25%
Two absences are allowed during the semester. Each additional absence
will lower your class participation grade by one letter grade. More than
six absences and/or failure to complete any of the graded assignments
detailed below are grounds for failing the course.
You will write and post two online essays during
the semester. Late essays will be docked one-third of a letter grade
for each day late. You are encouraged to make full use of the Writing Center.
Your online content grade for this course will be based on the cumulative result of all of your online work for this course during the semester. The grade will be based on the quantity, quality, originality, and variety of the posts and online content produced, the quality of its online presentation, organization, and functionality and, finally, it will also be based on the spread and popularity of your content online. If something you create this semester receives attention and comments from others in this class, that's great. If it receives attention and comments from folks outside this class, that's even better. If something you create this semester goes viral, you win the internet.
There will also be a final Wikiwar tournament during our regularly scheduled final exam period. The top three finishers will receive extra credit on their online content grades.
Additional information about these assignments will be posted online later
in the semester.
Students should be aware of the ASU policies on academic integrity, disability services, and religious obervances, and student engagement .