Summary of Goals and Requirements
for CLAS224 Word Elements
Diagnostic examinations will be administered twice, once at the beginning and again at the end
of the semester. While your performance on this examination cannot affect your grade
negatively, improved scores on the second exam can have a positive affect on
your final grade.
Your final grade will be determined in the following way:
35% Homework and Quizzes
35% Unit Exam Exams (2).
30% Etymology Project and
In all your written course work you should pay attention to grammar and organization as well as
the quality of your material. Always follow the professor's writing
guidelines. You have the OPTION of resubmitting for reevaluation ALL written
assignments (except quizzes and the second unit exam). If you resubmit your work, you are
expected to revise your work based not only on the instructor's comments but also upon your own
reevaluation of your initial work. If you resubmit work, you will receive the average of the first
and second grades received on the assignment. Work submitted for reevaluation must be received
within two weeks of its return by the instructor.
Homework and Quizzes
There will be frequent quizzes (announced and unannounced) and
homework assignments. No make-ups for quizzes will be given and homework will be
accepted for grade only two class days beyond due date. About one-tenth of the
lowest quiz and homework grades will be dropped.
Two unit exams will demonstrate mastery of assigned material and
an understanding of linguistic concepts. Students who do not present an
acceptable excuse for an absence from an exam will be permitted to take a
make-up, but will suffer a penalty of one letter grade. Sample Test on Latin
Elements / Sample Test on
Please note that class WILL MEET as scheduled during the final exam period for various
activities, including poster presentations, course summary and student evaluation. Attendance at this
session is obligatory.
This material has been published
on the web by Prof. Tom
Sienkewicz for his students at Monmouth
College. If you have any questions, you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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