- Any student may request that any paper for this
reevaluated if she or he feels that it has been unfairly or carelessly
graded. No penalty will be imposed for taking advantage of this option,
of course, but neither is there any guarantee that the grade will not
decrease if the work looks inferior on the second reading.
- Failure to complete the assigned work on time is not a
sufficient reason to be granted an incomplete in the course.
- All papers, examinations and other work for credit will
be graded on the basis of a raw score equal to the percentage of the
total number of possible points (100). The final letter grade will
be determined by the total raw score. Thus, two people with the same
raw scores will receive the same letter grade. The scale of
determination, however, is made only at the end of the course, once
all the grades are in. Estimates may be offered earlier.
- Class attendance:
- Students are expected to attend classes. In the
unlikely event that a class needs to be canceled (e.g., because of
weather), I will try to leave a message on my voice mail (575-5826).
- Spelling and Grammar:
- Mistakes in spelling and grammar are not
appreciated. While no points will be taken off any paper or
examination solely for mistakes in spelling or grammar, clarity is
important in philosophy and errors in spelling or, particularly,
grammar can make writing more difficult to understand. The same
applies to illegibility. A paper with such errors may therefore
receive a lower grade than it otherwise would, because it may
therefore be less clear than it could be. Furthermore, the
instructor may disregard any claim made in an ungrammatical sentence.
- Academic Dishonesty:
- Cheating will not be tolerated. If academic
dishonesty is suspected, it will be reported to the judicial
coordinator and to the All University Judicial Board, where
last modified: 28 August 1995