Tests and Projects- Includes your performance on unit exams, quizzes, essay and research papers, as well as certain individual and group projects.Homework- Includes your performance on textbook assignments, worksheets, short writing assignments, and other take-home tasks.Some assignments will have to be typed.You can make up missed homework but not missed classwork if the absence is unexcused. For instance, current events are due weekly and used each week in class as part of the lesson. If you do not complete it, you are unable to participate in the lesson completely. If you have an unexcused absence, you cannot make up the class participation component.
Classwork and Participation- Includes your general classroom behavior (see rules listed below) and level of participation in daily discussions and activities.
- It is important to complete assignments when they are due. There may be class assignments where homework can be used. The teacher may collect and grade these assignments.
Missed assignments should be made up as they serve to enhance your learning.
If the student is absent, it will be his/her responsibility to get the assignment or inquire about making up tests. If you cut, you forfeit your opportunity to make up materials/tests.
Law of the Land
*BE RESPECTFUL- No name-calling; no put-downs; no laughing at the ideas of your peers; no disruptive behavior. Cell phones are not allowed to be used in class.
*DO NOT TALK UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN CALLED UPON- Listen and learn.
*BE IN CLASS ON TIME- Punctuality is essential.
*ARRIVE TO CLASS WITH ALL NEEDED MATERIALS- Be prepared to learn!!!*CELLPHONES NEED TO BE AWAY AND ON VIBRATE!!!
You should have a 1-inch 3-ring binder that is dedicated to this class. All of your notes, handouts, homework assignments, and quizzes should be hole-punched and placed in this binder throughout each unit of study. BEWARE- Random notebook checks may be conducted in order to ensure that students are bringing the necessary materials to class.
In addition, you should have a folder at home in which you place class notes, handouts, homework assignments, quizzes, and exams at the end of each unit. It is especially important for you to save all of the unit exams that you take in this class. Since each exam will contain questions from old examinations, they will all serve as useful study guides at the end of this year.