Assignments

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
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AssignmentDue datePercentage of final grade
Attendance and participationongoing8%
Conference #1 with instructorFeb. 261%
Conference #2 with instructorApr. 151%
Five blog posts on that week's assigned auto/biography (about 400 words). Each post counts for 3% of the final grade.ongoing (all at 9pm)
• Jan. 24
• Feb. 2
• Feb. 16
• Mar. 15
• Apr. 5
15%
Social media biography (750-1000 words, the equivalent of 3 pages)• Draft: Jan. 29 (class)
• Final: Feb. 5 (7pm)
10%
Visual rhetorical analysis (4-5 pages)• Draft: Feb. 12 (class)
• Final: Feb. 19 (7pm)
15%
Visual memoir (10 frames/3 pages)• Draft: Mar. 4 (class)
• Final: Mar. 18 (7pm)
10%
Researched rhetorical analysis (4-5 pages)• Draft of prop. & annot. bib.: Mar. 23 (class)
• Prop. & annot. bib.: Mar. 26 (3pm)
• Draft rhet. analysis: Apr. 1 (class)
• Final: Apr. 8 (7pm)
15%
Oral presentation on either visual rhetorical analysis or researched rhetorical analysis (6 minutes)Apr. 11, 13, 185%
Final portfolioWed., May 4 (5pm)20%
Reflective letter (1,000 words)
• Revised and expanded version of either visual rhetorical analysis or researched rhetorical analysis. You must expand by at least one full page.
• Reflection on revisions and expansions to the visual rhetorical analysis or researched rhetorical analysis (200 words)
• Revised and expanded version of either social media biography or visual memoir. You must expand by at least one full page (or three frames in the case of the visual memoir).
• Reflection on revisions and expansions to the social media biography or visual memoir (200 words)

GRADING RUBRIC
For the above formal writing assignments that comprise 80 percent your final grade, you will earn letter grades. Individual assignments will have their own assignment sheets which will articulate the standards for grading a particular assignment, but the following is a general description of the standards for each letter grade:

  • Work that earns the grade of “A” will be substantially above average, well exceeding all of the expectations of the assignment.
  • Work that earns the grade of “B” will be above average, meeting the assignment requirements and exceeding some of them.
  • Work that earns the grade of “C” will be satisfactory, meeting the basic requirements of the assignment.
  • Work that earn the grade of “D” will be unsatisfactory, not fully meeting all of the basic requirements of the assignment.
  • Work that earns the grade of “F” will be far below satisfactory, falling substantially short of the basic requirements of that assignment.

GRADING SCALE

Points/percentageLetter gradeEmory point scale
93.00-100A4.0
90.00-92.99A–3.7
86.00-89.99B+3.3
83.00-85.99B3.0
80.00-82.99B–2.7
76.00-79.99C+2.3
73.00-75.99C2.0
70.00-72.99C–1.7
66.00-69.99D+1.3
60.00-65.99D1.0
0-59.99F0.0