Grading

Grades

There are 100 points possible in the class. Students may also earn up to 2 points of extra credit, accrued in .5-unit increments. Information on the main assignments of this course can be found on the section activities page of the course website.

Speeches and discussion (15 points possible)

1 Prepared speech (5)

1 Response speech (5)

1 Discussion leadership (5)

Media analysis essays (30 points possible)

2 Essays (15 points each)

Exams (40 points possible)

2 Exams: one midterm worth 20 points, and one final worth 20 points

Participation (15 points possible)

5 Quizzes (5)

5 Short writings (5)

Attendance and participation (5)

Extra credit (2 points possible)

Students may also earn up to 2 points of extra credit, accrued in .5-unit increments.

 

Grading scale

92-100: A

88-91.99: AB

81-87.99: B

76-80.99: BC

70-75.99: C

60-69.99: D

59.99 and lower: F

Note: Final grades are not rounded up (or down). A 91.99 is an AB, not an A!