HIS 218
Explanation of Assignments and Grading

Required course assignments

Special course grading requirements

IMPORTANT: To earn a grade of A, B, C or D, you

  • must complete all required assignments
  • pass the two exams in the course with a combined score of at least 150 points out of the possible 250. If you fail to achieve that score, then you will fail the course. You may not take a required midterm or final exam late.
  • earn the required number of points for an A, B, C, or D in the course.

Extra credit

  • There are extra credit options available in some units of the course: (1) You may submit one item of extra credit in each unit of the course; (2) you may not submit extra credit work from a unit once that unit has been completed; (3) you may not submit extra credit work if you are not up- to-date on the course required assignments.
  • You can also earn extra credit at any time by (a) finding a typo, spelling error or broken link (if possible find a replacement link) or (b) finding any website or web materials that are relevant to this course.  Please email that information (and the URL of the relevant course page) directly to your instructor. This is not subject to the "one assignment submitted per day" course rule.

Assignment drafts and Rewrites/Resubmits

  • You are encouraged to email a draft of an assignment to your instructor for informal feedback before you submit your assignment for grading. Please email well in advance of the assignment deadline. This does not apply to extra credit work.
  • You may choose to resubmit an assignment after taking note of instructor feedback.

Late work

  • There are specific assignment deadlines in this course, and these are listed on the course schedule. You may submit any of the course required assignments late, but the maximum point value will then be reduced by one-half.
  • You may not take a required midterm or final exam late.

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