CMS 4610: Grades

Written Assignments

Evaluation and grading of written work is detailed on the Writing Criteria page.

Final Grades

Final grades for CMS 4610 will be determined using the weighted average presented in Table 1. In borderline cases (e.g. an 89 average), class participation will be the deciding factor.

TABLE 1: Percentages of Final Grade for CMS 4610
Quizzes30 %
Twitter postings10 %
YouTube vlog script10 %
YouTube Vlog posting15 %
Exam 125 %
Final Exam10 %
Table 2: Grading Percentages
A90-100 percent
B80-89 percent
C70-79 percent
D60-69 percent
Fbelow 60 percent

Mechanics

All assignments must be submitted in the assigned format at the beginning of class on the scheduled due date. All written assignments must conform to the style guidelines published by the MLA. These guidelines are presented in any college-level writer’s handbook.

Copies and Completeness

Please note: Success in this class includes demonstrating your ability to use electronic technologies to accomplish professional tasks. Any variation of “The computer ate my homework” will not be acceptable.

Students must keep a copy of each out-of-class assignment until the original is returned. I strongly recommend making both paper copies and multiple backups of  electronic files. (Keep backup files on a flash drive in addition to those on your computer’s hard drive.)

All writing assignments must be completed for a grade in order to earn a final grade other than F.

Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty

Plagiarism and academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Information about the penalties for academic dishonesty is presented in the General Class Policies.