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Assignment Policy

1. You may turn in any assignment earlier than the due date. ANY ASSIGNMENT SUBMITTED LATE WILL RESULT IN A POINT DEDUCTION.

LATE ASSIGNMENTS are those submitted after the stated due date and time up to TWO DAYS from the original assignment due date. (See "Assignments Checklist" in Blackboard) Any later than TWO DAYS will be given a grade of "zero" but must still be submitted with a quality sufficient for Dr. G.'s satisfaction.  Exception:  See #9b below.

NOTE:  There is no such thing as a late Discussion Board post.  Those posted later than the deadline date and time will receive a "zero."

Unfortunately, since you are doing a lot of research on the subject, your work must be turned in on time. If you are two assignments behind, it is suggested that you withdraw from the course with a "W," regardless of excuse.  Failure to do so may result in a final grade of "F."

2. Since Assignments may be submitted earlier than the deadline, technical difficulties do not excuse you from the responsibility of submitting them on time. As in most online courses, technical difficulties do not excuse one from the responsibility of participation and other assigned work.

3. Assignments will be submitted via email with the proper format in the "Subject" box of the email AND your name in the message box.  The proper format for the "Subject" box is "707 PQ nameofassignment" (e.g. 707 PQ ASC). This will assure an automatic reply, "Dr. G. has received your email." when he opens it on his computer.

Check your email the due date of the assignment.  If there is some mistake or I can't read your submission, I will noitfy you by email.  You must resubmit within ONE DAY from my sending the email, letting me know by email that you have resubmitted.  If you do this, it will not be counted as late.

4. Your assignments will be typed using the word processing program Microsoft Word (*.doc) OR saved in Rich Text Format (*.rft). If you do not have this program, you can obtain it by purchasing MS Office at the U.C. Bookstore. In a special arrangement with Micosoft, you will obtain a software program that could cost you hundreds of dollars for only $7.50!

5. Put your name and the assignment in the upper-left hand corner of each page of the written assignment (e.g. ASC Bill Smith).

6. MODELS/EXAMPLES: ANY of your work may be presented to benefit the class, without identification, as an example. 

7. RETENTION OF WORK: All tests, assignments, exercises, reports, etc. will be kept by your professor. You will receive notification of the quality of work on most of the assignments. You have WITHIN ONE WEEK of the class's receiving the grade to review each assignment.

8. Assignment Revisions:  Revisions or rewriting of the the whole assignment or parts of it may be required by Dr. G..  The most common instances include:

a. If the original submission is done extremely poorly. 

b. If major sections of the assignment were omitted.

If a revision is required, Dr. G. will post "revise" in the Grade Post in the place of a grade for that assignment.  In this case, you revision will be graded on the "+2 day late" scale and MUST be resubmitted within 2 days of the posted notification.

9. "Extra" points:  These may be earned in two ways:  

a. Doing much better than expected on "Required" assignments.  In this case, your work was far superior to the class in general. 

b. Doing the limited amount of "Choice" assignments (see "Assignments Checklist"). Before "Choice" assignments will count, you must complete all "Required" assignments to Dr. G.'s satisfaction.  This does not mean that you can't submit a "choice" assignment before completing all of the "required" ones.  NOTE:  If an assignment is missed, you may choose to use it as a "Choice" assignment, but with the points deducted for a late assignment.  A missed SMP assignment must be submitted before submitting the next SMP assignment.  For example, if you missed SMP3, it must be submitted before the SMP4 deadline.