American Literature and Composition 1

Syllabus -- Fall 2002

Mr. Mandelstam

Room 216

Steve_Mandelstam@dpsk12.com

Course description:

This class will cover a variety of literature forms including novels, short stories, poetry and essays. Romanticism, realism and naturalism are some of the literary movements we shall explore during the semester. You will also be required to write essays as well as participate in creative writing assignments.

TEXT BOOK: 

Elements of Literature. Various novels and handouts to be distributed later.

GRADING POLICY:

Test and quizzes…………....25%
Essays…………………….......30%
Class work/Free writing…...20%
Homework………………...…15%
Class Participation…….….…10%

HOMEWORK POLICY: 

Homework is to be turned in on the due date. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to make up the assignment and turn it in the day following your return. Late homework will not be accepted.

TARDY POLICY: 

My tardy policy is very simple. Don’t be tardy without a pass.

  • First three tardies will be excused.
  • Third tardy school will notify your parent/guardian, that regardless of circumstance, the next tardy will not be excused and will result in an in school suspension followed by a parent/guardian conference.
  • Fifth tardy you will receive an out of school suspension.

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