• What is Remind?

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    Remind is a free app that allows me to send short messages to students via text or email. I will attempt to notify students once a week of upcoming exams and due dates. The responsibility still rests with the students to make note of their upcoming responsibilities, which are posted on the board and on the study guide. Remind is not required for class; it is merely an extra.

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  • What is your cheating policy?

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    Zero Tolerance. I take the testing environment very seriously. I don't have the wisdom to tell cheating from conversation, and, fortunately, I don't have to - no communication of any kind is allowed during testing. Any student who turns around in his/her chair, makes a sound, gesture, or eye contact with another student will be presumed to be cheating and receive a score of zero. Keep your eyes on your own paper, take your exam quietly, and you won't have any problems.

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  • I am unhappy with the grade I received on an assignment. What can I do about that?

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    Come to see me during office hours (M-F, 9:00-9:30). Most assignments, tests, and quizzes can be done over to allow students an opportunity to demonstrate proficiency. Students have one week to re-do an assignment, with a ten-point penalty. If an alternate assessment is not available at present time, provisions will be made to provide one in a timely fashion. If you are willing to put in the time and effort, you can improve your grade.

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  • Your grade book says I didn't turn in my homework, but I did! I really did!

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    Did you put your name on it? I am a teacher, not a forensic handwriting analyst. Work with no name goes into the bin for the remainder of the quarter, in the hope that it will be identified by its creator. After that, it's trash. If you care about your work, put your name on it.

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  • What is your policy for late work?

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    There is a 10 point penalty for late work. On some assignments, this penalty is 10 points per day. This certainly beats a grade of "0" for failing to turn in anything. Students who have not been absent will have one week to turn in late work. Students who have been absent are granted extensions equal to their number of days missed.

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  • What is a "bell ringer" grade?

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    Students are expected to write quietly at the beginning of each class. They will receive a grade for the effort they put into this activity. Students who are off-task or refuse to do their work will be penalized with a low grade for this assignment, which is usually graded on a weekly basis.

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  • What is a "participation grade"?

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    Students are expected to engage in class activities over the course of a week, and will receive a relatively easy grade for doing so. Students who are frequently absent may miss an opportunity to do so. Students who actively refuse to answer questions or participate in activities will receive a low or failing grade for participation.

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