You will notice that there is a web page for the class, part of which you are reading now. This more or less takes the place of a syllabus. You will be required to access this web page throughout the semester, for readings, assignments and other material. Computer access is therefore vital to the class.
Written work will all be submitted online via Web Crossing. You will need to print out your instigations and bring these to class when appropriate. Double-check your postings to make sure it was posted properly.
Web Crossing responses can be a little less formal. Spelling and grammar are not as important here as in your formal writing assignments. The informal feeling of electronic communication can be very liberating, and it can lead to interesting discussion that might be different from classroom discussion. It is also easier to be rude or disrespectful in electronic communication, or to type and send something that you later regret. Blatantly rude or disrespectful behavior on web crossing will not be tolerated.
Attendance is required. You may miss three "personal days" for any reason (and I don't want to know the reason). After that, your final grade will drop 1/3 of a letter grade for each additional day missed.Plagiarism is the attempt to pass off someone else's text or ideas as your own. If you copy or paraphrase from any outside source, even another student, and fail to formally acknowledge this in your text, you are guilty of plagiarism. If someone else writes a paper for you, or even part of a paper for you, you are guilty of plagiarism. If you are at all uncertain whether something is plagiarism or not, please ask me! If you are found guilty of plagiarism, you will receive an F for the assignment, an F for the course, and a letter will be sent to your dean. There are no exceptions.
Students with disabilities should self-report to the Access Disabled Assistance Program for Tech Students (ADAPTS):
ADAPTS 220 Student Services Buliding Atlanta, GA 30332-0285 (404) 894-2564 (voice) or (404) 894-1664 (voice/TDD) http://www.adapts.gatech.edu/guidebook.htm