BTI420 Graded Work

This document has details about the graded work in BTI420, for the Winter 2017 semester.

 

Tests:

We have planned twelve (12) tests during the term.

The duration of each test will range from 10 to 20 minutes. Each test will be worth 3% to 5% of your final course grade. All tests will be hand-written, and are done at the beginning of the class timeslot. The total value of all tests will be 50%.

If you miss a test, there is no opportunity to do a replacement test. However, absence due to illness or other reasons happen occasionally. As a result, you can miss up to two (2) tests, without suffering the loss of grades.

The effect of this policy will be extended to all students. At the end of the course, your two lowest test results will be discarded, leaving your best ten results.

 

Assignments:

We have planned eleven (11) assignments during the term.

Each assignment has a one-week lifetime. Most are independent of each other. If you do not submit an assignment by the due date, its grade is zero, and there is no opportunity to earn marks for a late submission.

Each assignment will be worth 3% to 5% of your final course grade. The total value of all assignments will be 50%. At the end of the course, the lowest assignment result will be discarded, leaving your best ten results.

 

Summary:

  • Tests – 50%
  • Assignments – 50%

This course does NOT have a final exam.

 

Due date extensions?

We don’t do due date extensions for assignments, for a number of reasons, including the following:

They cause problems for other work that follows an assignment, because it leaves less time to complete the next piece of work.

They take your attention away from new topics in this course. You’re less receptive – or will ignore – new topics that follow the ones that are tested on the assignment.

A due date extension is disrespectful to other students in the course, because it tells them that the work they did to meet the due date doesn’t have value.

Finally a due date extension is disrespectful to other teachers and their courses, because it takes your attention away from their coursework while you are working on late work.

So, no due date extensions.

 

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