DISCUSSION/PARTICIPATION STANDARDS: The professor and TA calculate this work (consisting of up to 10% of your final grade) according to the following rubric:
10%: excellent contributor to class; participates and completes work in every class session; speaks and listens thoughtfully to peers, reflecting careful reading and attention to lecture content; informed, collegial contributions to group and in-class assignments.
8-9%: contributes in 80-90% of class sessions, reflecting completion of reading assignments and attention to lecture content; completion of most in-class work.
5-7%: contributes to discussion 50-70% of time, reflecting completion of assigned reading and some attention to lecture content; completion of some in-class work.
2-4%: rarely speaks in class; low engagement in individual and group work; many missing in-class assignments.
1% and below: rarely or never speaks in class, could not demonstrate by comments or in-class assignments that reading had been completed or lecture content mastered; lack of collegiality to peers; not following course policies.
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