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Syllabus

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 ADVANCED ENGLISH III

Mrs. Dawson

ldawson@cartervillelions.com/ wiki:  www.advengiiidawson.pbworks.com

Prep 7th

In English III, there will be a variety of topics and assignments covered.  We will study the history of American literature through short stories, novels, non-fiction, poetry, and drama.  We will also write many essays and study vocabulary.

            Some requirements of the class:

                        *Essays (personal, expository, persuasive, literary)

                        *Research paper (second semester)—CLASS REQUIREMENT

                        *Of Mice and Men

                        *The Scarlet Letter

                        *The Crucible

                        *The Great Gatsby

                        *Their Eyes Were Watching God

                        *Independent novels from a selected list

 

RULES FOR LATE DAILY WORK:  50% deducted first late day then a 0 (student handbook).  IF YOU ARE IN ATTENDANCE FOR PART OF THE DAY, THE WORK MUST BE TURNED IN THAT DAY FOR FULL CREDIT.

 

LATE ESSAYS:  One letter grade deducted each late day.  If you miss school on the due date of an essay, you must e-mail it to me that day or it will be considered late.

 

EXCUSED ABSENCES:  See student handbook. Students who schedule a time before or after school to make up work and do not show up may reschedule one time for 50% credit.

 

EXAMS:    Missed exams must be scheduled by you per the school handbook.  One day missed equals one day to make it up.

 

CLASSROOM RULES

  1. No cell phones allowed in class unless the occasional assignment allows it.
  2. Be in your seat when the bell rings.  Stay in your seat the entire class period.
  3. No water, candy, gum, drink, or food of any kind is allowed.
  4. Always come to class prepared with class binder, pen/pencil, and book. 
  5. Rules for tardies follow the school handbook.

 

BONUS POINTS PER SEMESTER

            1.  20 bonus points can be earned but the following points will be deducted:

                        a. Must have 5 or less EXCUSED absences

                        b. Each unexcused absence is -3

                        c. Each tardy is -2

                        d. If you forget your book and ask to borrow one or go to your locker to

                            get supplies (book, homework, pen/pencil, paper, etc.), it is -1.

                        e. You must have no zeroes

ESSAY/HOMEWORK RULES

  1. All work is due at the beginning of the hour.  You will never be allowed to print after entering my classroom  (work will be counted late).  Those with printer problems may e-mail me the night before and I will gladly print work.  Do not abuse this!
  2. All work must be finished using complete sentences and no abbreviations.  One point will be deducted each time it occurs.
  3. All essays must be typed, double-spaced, and include a title (12 font; Times New Roman)
  4. In the top, left-hand corner of an essay, you must double-space the following:

Name

Teacher

Class

Date

  1. A header in the top right hand corner must be used with last name and page number.
  2. There will be chances to rewrite some essays during the course of the year for an improved grade. 

CHEATING POLICY

  1. Detention and 0 for first occurrence unless otherwise explained.
  2. The office will be notified and a call to your parents will be made.
  3. Both the students receiving and giving the answers will be penalized.
  4. Cheating includes “1. Obtaining or accepting a copy of a test or answers to a test.  2. Copying another student’s answers during an exam.  3. Providing another student with answers during an exam.  4. Representing as one’s work, the product of someone else.  This might be homework, research papers, projects, etc.  5. Any other actions intended to obtain credit for work not one’s own.  6. Possessing another student’s homework.  7. Providing work to another student for the purpose of copying.”
  5. Any form of plagiarism is also cheating (copying or paraphrasing from the internet is included).

GRADES

  1. Grades are not weighted but tests/essays/projects will account for 60-70% of your grade.
  2. Test grades can range from 100-200 points.
  3. Essays range from 100-200 points.
  4. Daily work and quizzes can range from 10-100 points.
  5. Projects can range from 100-300 points.
  6. Notebook grades will be taken every quarter (50-100 points).

EXPECTATIONS

  1. Take notes during all class discussions (must use date and heading).
  2. Have book open during all discussions.
  3. Utilize time given in class for reading and homework assignments.
  4. Attend class consistently.  If absent, ask for work!  I will not find you.
  5. Ask me questions during class, after class, or during my prep period.
  6. Allow me to look over essay rough drafts completed early.

 

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