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There will be a total of six major papers assigned over the course of the semester varying in length and topic. All papers should be written according to this format: typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, one-inch margins on all sides. A completed rough draft is due on all workshop days for peer review, and all final drafts are due at the beginning of the class. All assignments are due on the assigned dates. You are allowed one late final draft. After that, each late assignment will result in your final grade being lowered by one letter grade for each late paper. (For example, if you have 3 late papers and receive a "B" for the course, your final grade will be a "D".) Failure to complete any of the six papers assigned during the semester will result in an automatic F.

Because this is a portfolio class, there will not be grades put on these six papers written during the semester. I will write my comments on the papers, and they will be given back to you for revision. THE MAJORITY OF YOUR GRADE WILL COME FROM THE PORTFOLIO AT THE END OF THE SEMESTER. You will pick four of the six papers to revise for the portfolio. (HINT: The more work you do during the semester the less work you will have to do at the end and the better your grade will be. You NEED my comments and your revisions to pass this class.)

Peer review is essential to the success of a college writer. Writers do not create in a box but are part of a community. How much you learn will be based on how much effort you give your fellow classmates. In addition, the workshops count as a large part of your daily grade: 15%.

Final Grade
The majority of your final grade will come from the portfolio, which is a collection of your best work. It is worth 60% of your grade and is due at the end of the semester. It will be comprised of four of the six papers written over the course of the semester.

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