H301 Historian's Craft Assignments and Grading

 
     

 

 


H301 Requirements
% Grade
Points/ Week Due
Participation/ You cannot pass this class if you miss more than 2 weeks Discussion Preparation & Participation

Abs________; Lates________ / throughout term

Short Interpretive Essay 10 ____________ /100 Pts due 2/2 Thursday

Reading Summary, One Chapter

(Choose Favorite Chapter, by topic)

5

50 Pts/ Week Three

Chapter of Choice _______/50 Pts due 2/9 Thurs

Proposal: Draft, Critique, & Final
20

200 Pts/

Draft Proposals ______/ 25 due 2/16 Thursday

Critique _______/ 25 give copy earlier to partner and give one to me by 3/2

Final Annotated Proposal ________/ 150 due 3/2

Primary Source Notes and Essay

15

150 Pts/

Primary Source Notes _________/ 25 due 3/9 & 3/16_________/ 25

Primary Essay due _______/ 100 due 3/30 Thursday

Reading Quiz

10

Reading Quiz _________/ 100 due 3/16

Two Secondary Book Reviews & Articles Review

10

100 Pts/ Book Rev #1 (60) ______/ 40 due 4/6 by 5 PM

Book Rev #2 (40) ______/ 40 due 4/13 by 5 PM

Article Reviews (20) _______/ 20 due 4/13 by 5 PM

Historiographic (Secondary) Essay
10

100 Pts/

Historiographic Essay Due 4/20 Thursday________/ 100

Rough Draft, Rough Draft Critique, & Final Paper

15

150 Pts/

Rough Draft ______/ 25 due by 4/27 Thursday

Rough Draft Critique ______/ 20 due by 4/27

Final Paper _________ / 100 Pts due 5/18 by 5 PM
Presentations, Outlines, & In-Class Critique of Projects

5

50 Pts/

Presenting your Research/ Paper Outline & Thesis ______ / 25 due with your presentation 5/2; 5/4; 5/9; 5/11

Being Present & Critiquing Others ______/ 25 due with your presentation 5/2-5/11

TOTAL
100 %
1000 POINTS

*1 Wk Absence = -20 Points; 2 Wk Absences = 50 Points; More than Two Wks of Absences = you cannot pass the class.

Please Note: You cannot pass this class if you miss more than two weeks of our class meetings. In this class, students will be graded on the completion and quality of various assignments—in other words, you will be graded on the PROCESS of research and writing history, not solely on the final paper. The emphasis of this course is primarily on developing individual reading, research, and writing skills. Additionally, there is some emphasis placed on cooperative support. Your scholarly research and writing will be both much improved and more efficiently completed with feedback from others. Historian’s Craft is a demanding class designed to provide students with strong foundation skills for successful work in other critical thinking classes—so set aside enough time to do your best work. PLEASE READ SYLLABUS & NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

1-Some classes will be devoted to individual meetings, so it is critical that you don't miss scheduled classes. Attending class is essential, and absences will only be excused in documented emergencies.

2-Again, the first part of the class is the most difficult. WORK HARD on your proposal and the rest of the semester will beWONDERFUL!

3-The above is key to your success in the class and is worth repeating: The first part of the class is the most difficult. WORK HARD and the rest of the semester will be WONDERFUL!

4-Please make deadlines even if an assignment is NOT fully completed or NOT completed to your full satisfaction. Making deadlines is an important part of this class, and you will always do better to turn in the work you have done.

5-ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS; you should have your assignments due a day earlier so they will be finished. Get in the habit of turning-in what you have completed. I will not accept late summaries, and I will not accept major assignments turned in later than one week after they are due.

6-At the same time, please don’t miss class because an assignment is not completed. Class participation has an impact on your grade,and your presence will make up for any points lost on a late assignment. DON’T FEAR FACING YOUR INSTRUCTOR over late papers, for as you know, it is far more scary to face the work itself after deadline. Besides, I promise not to threaten you in any way! I am your coach, and my job is to challenge and encourage you to do your best work. (Please don’t disrespect your instructor, either).

Late Papers/ Assignments: -10 pts for the first week--again, no late summaries.

7-Read syllabus, assignments, and some required reading TWICE, then ask questions, the first class excepted.

8-IF you HAVE TO MISS CLASS, which we have already established is NOT A GOOD IDEA, then CALL/ TALK TO ANOTHER STUDENT to find out what you missed. If you still have questions after you have talked to other students, then please come seeme or send an email. It is your responsibility to get notes on material missed first from another student. When you go FIRST to the instructor, you are asking the instructor to teach the class twice. However, after talking to other students and getting notes, it is sometimes a good idea to check in with the instructor to double check your understanding. It is NEVER a good idea to ask an instructor after missing a class, “Did I miss anything?”

9-Historian’s Craft is a good place to learn how to be a good student, to learn what is expected of you, and to find out how to get the most from your classes and teachers. FOR THE MOST PART, then, NO question is a bad question —so when in doubt, ask.