Assignments and grading

Essays

Drafted essays (450 points, or 45% of semester grade):

  • Essay 1: Brexit/EU blog post (long form). At least 750 words. (100) DUE SEPTEMBER 5
  • Essay 2: “Framing” essay: explore the ways in which two different sources frame the same issue. At least 1000 words. (100) DUE OCTOBER 3
  • Essay 3: Article review. At least 1000 words. (125) DUE NOVEMBER 7.
  • Essay 4: Sourced essay. At least 1250 words. (125) DUE DECEMBER 6. You should submit a full draft by NOVEMBER 22.

Timed essays (150 points, or 15% of semester grade):

  • Essay 1 (75)
  • Essay 2 (75)

Essays are assessed based on both their respective assignment sheets and the Writing Proficiency Program’s Basic W rubric (distributed to students during the first week of class).

Other assignments (400 points, or 40% of semester grade):

  • Annotated bibliography (125). DUE NOVEMBER 18.
  • Online portfolio (125). DUE DECEMBER 7.
  • Group presentation (100)
  • Writing conference (50) (Appointments available weeks of September 26 and October 3)

These assignments are assessed based on the criteria given in their respective assignment sheets.

This course has no final exam.