Your final grade for the course will be calculated in the following way:
10%: In-class essays
10%: Very short paper
80%: Three medium-length papers (if you rewrite a paper, your grade for that paper will be an average of the grades that you receive on the original and rewrite).
You can check the status of your grade in the course, as well as check up on whether you are receiving credit for all of the in-class essays that you have completed, by visiting our course website at http://blackboard.amherst.edu/. This website will not be used for any other purpose.
This is not a correspondence course: class attendance and informed participation are necessary conditions for counting as taking this course.