Homework will be assigned in the class plans. Occasionally, a homework grade will be assigned for an in-class reading quiz. However, homework assignments will most often be completed outside of class and turned in as hard (paper) copies. Homework assignments should be typed and formatted according to a prescribed academic style (MLA, APA, etc). Homework is due at the beginning of class, and will not be accepted late. Some examples of homework assignments include:

  • Compile Bibliographic Entries
    • As part of creating an annotated bibliography, you may be asked to turn in several drafts of your work in progress that will count as homework grades.
    • Your final Annotated Bibliography may also count as a required element of a portfolio.
  • Submit Proposals and Drafts of Writing Projects
    • You may be required to submit a proposal for a writing project or presentation. Consult the Class Plans for details on these homework assignments.
    • The week the first portfolio is due you will be required to submit a fully evolved draft of your writing project during a writing conference. The draft will count as a daily writing grade, as well as a homework grade, and may also count as part of your portfolio grade. Don't neglect to attend and submit!
  • Submit a Reading Response or Facilitate a Discussion of a Reading
    • Periodically during the semester, we will have an assigned reading.
    • One group will faciliate the class discussion of the reading and prepare an activity and/or handouts and/or a powerpoint presentation.
    • If you are not preparing a discussion facilitation, you must respond to the assigned reading response. This is a formal piece of writing, typed, formatted per APA or MLA, that is to be submitted at the beginning of class on the due date.
    • See the Syllabus for a schedule of Discussion Facilitations, and consult the Class Plans for prompts that you should respond to in Reading Responses.