South High English --- South High Clock Tower

Contemporary Literature
 Class Requirements 

Spring Semester 2004

Ms. Rinaldi
Room 204
(303)698-6100 ext. 21411

jennifer_rinaldi@dpsk12.org

GENERAL RULES:

        ∑    All school-wide rules apply in this classroom
  Students must arrive on time for class, or bring a pass explaining their lateness.  
    All tardy students will be sent downstairs to get a pass.
  Students must bring a notebook, pen, and their book to class EVERY DAY.
  STUDENTS MUST TREAT ONE ANOTHER AND THEIR TEACHER WITH RESPECT.

EXAMS AND QUIZZES:

        ∑     Each novel studied will culminate in a take-home essay exam.
  If a student is absent on the day an exam is due, he or she should expect to turn in the paper on the day he or she returns to class. *Please note:  IF   THE              ABSENCE IS UNEXCUSED, THE STUDENT RECEIVES A ZERO ON THE  TEST.
  Cheating will not be tolerated.  If cheating is evident, the student will receive a zero for the given test or quiz--NO EXCEPTIONS.
   All exams are "take-home" for this class--and all-essay in format.  Students will be given ample time and preparation to complete each exam.

HOMEWORK/CLASSWORK:

           This is an elective literature course.  There is a great deal of reading. and students are expected to keep up and take personal responsibility for meeting reading deadlines, purchasing books, and completing exams.
  Free-writing assignments and discussion are the focus of day-to-day class, following the structure of college literature classes.  Consequently, participation and classwork are graded every day, and constitute fully half of the student's final grade each marking period.

GRADING POLICY:

Exams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . 50%
Classwork/Free Writing. . . . . . . . . . . .. . .30%
Class Participation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..20%

Ms. Rinaldi is always available to students in room 204.  Parents are encouraged to call with any and all questions and concerns regarding their childís progress. (303)698-6100, extension 21411.  E-mail: jennifer_rinaldi@dpsk12.org

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