Students are expected to attend all lectures/workshops, and to arrive on time. You must complete the readings assigned on the schedule, and bring your textbooks with you to each class. Be prepared to participate in discussions, critique sessions, and in-class exercises. Two percentage points will be removed from your final grade for each missed class without a doctor's note. Two unexcused missed classes will result in a failing grade for the course.
Submission of Assignments
This course involves the submission of drafts and final assignments. The effort you put into the drafts is directly related to the quality of feedback you will receive, and ultimately, to the quality of your final grade. Assignments are due at the beginning of class on the day they are due. In special circumstances, you may be asked to submit a text via e-mail, in which case it should be saved as a .rtf document. You might also be asked to submit work at the drop off box near the English Department mail room (HH 229).
Academic Integrity
Maintaining academic integrity involves not only plagiarism and cheating--which will be dealt with very sternly in this course--but also the effort you put into assigned group work. Your willingness to collaborate with others will be a crucial component of this class, and there will be a peer critique component to group work, which could lead to a change in grade for individuals. You should also note that plagiarism in this class could also involve the unjust use of copyrighted images and other graphic material. The Faculty of Arts requires all instructors to incorporate the following note on avoidance of academic offenses:
“Note on avoidance of academic offences:
All students registered in the courses of the Faculty of Arts are expected to know what constitutes academic integrity, to avoid committing academic offences, and to take responsibility for their actions. When the commission of an offence is established, disciplinary penalties will be imposed in accord with Policy #71 (Student Academic Discipline). For information on categories of offences and types of penalties, students are directed to consult the summary of Policy #71 which is supplied in the Undergraduate Calendar (section 1; on the Web at policy71.htm). If you need help in learning what constitutes an academic offence; how to avoid offences such as plagiarism, cheating, and double submission; how to follow appropriate rules with respect to “group work” and collaboration; or if you need clarification of aspects of the discipline policy, ask your TA and/or your course instructor for guidance. Other resources regarding the discipline policy are your academic advisor and the Undergraduate Associate Dean.” “Students who believe that they have been wrongfully or unjustly penalized have the right to grieve; refer to Policy #70, Student Grievance”

See:“Avoiding Academic Offences”: