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SD1580 – News for Friday, June 1

June 1, 2012

Hi folks,

Just a reminder that Monday’s class is cancelled due to committments on my part. Tuesday’s class is as regularly scheduled.

Also, I want to remind folks about how the assessment works in SD1580. Fully 20% of your final mark will consist of a participation grade: a grade based on how well you participate in class. This means that each class is effectively an assessment, no different from a test, assignment, or lab. Like those other types of assessments, A doctor’s note is required to excuse any absences; otherwise, a grade of zero is assigned for that assessment.

We have approximately 30 classes together in SD1580, and that means that each class is worth slightly less than 1% of your final grade. If you miss 15 classes, the highest mark you can get in this course is a 90%, assuming perfection in all other assessments, which is quite an assumption.

That said, attendance, participation, and in the end, your final grade are your responsibility, so it’s up to you to do what is necessary to ensure you’re getting as much from these courses as you can.

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