Updated: 8 May 2011
This course includes some essays as a "writing to learn" component of the homework.
Points toward your grade are earned for turning in essays on Monday 5/16 (5 points), Monday 5/23 (8 points), and Monday 6/6 (8 points). You can earn up to 21 points toward your homework grade by completing all of these. There is a 1 point penalty per day (or part thereof) for late work.
I am fairly liberal in grading this work, but points are deducted if your work is not well thought out or includes errors that I think you should not make at that point in the course. I deduct one point per day that an assignment is late, which means it is worth zero points if it is turned in when the next essay is due. Finally, writing that is not at a college level will have points deducted. Use the writing center in the Learning Commons if you have not done a lot of writing at college.
The topics are described on a handout distributed on the first day of class. Extra copies are available in the classroom.
If you have any question about what might be appropriate, just ask me.
You can get additional information about writing papers from the TCC Writing Center on the second floor of the Learning Commons, and find various magazines and newspapers in the Library.
if you have any questions.
My TCC home page.