Course Guidelines and Requirements
PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT
Attendance: Students must attend every class! If due to an emergency a student is absent or late, a written excuse from home or a doctor is necessary. Failure to submit a note results in a non-excused absence, and all assignments due will be considered late.
Homework: Assignments and reading can be found at http://www.badgleyb.net. A green due date will appear to the left of the homework number. During the entire semester, five late assignments may be submitted without penalty.
Quizzes: Periodic surprise quizzes will be given. (Each question= 1point)
Papers: At least two formal essays will be written, read in class, and submitted . Two page maximum. (100 points each)
Presentations: Each student will be required to do at least one brief presentation. (50 pts)
Extra Credit: Extra credit is obtained by submitting superior homework assignments and by contributing to classroom activities and discussion. Any student who performs in such a manner may raise the final term average significantly.
Preparation: It is the responsibility of the students to be prepared for each and every class. This entails arriving on time with completed assignments.
A pen and a pencil
A notebook for class notes
A folder to keep homework assignments at the ready for classroom use.
Grades: Determined by participation in class, quality of homework, formal essays, test and quiz scores, and a term project.