Class participation is dependent on your freewriting, as well as other attendance requirements, such as conferences. Conferences count for double daily credit, so make sure you come to them! Extra credit is available to supplement your participation grade, but you can receive no more than the maximum 30 points. This is a large part of your grade, so take it as seriously as you would the actual portfolios. While you can still achieve a good participation grade without attending every class, excessive absences will affect your ability to complete your portfolio assignments, so act accordingly!