SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS


SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS
PROPER STYLE FOR THE SUBJECT BOX OF YOUR EMAILS
ATTACHMENTS
EDITABLE TEXT
RESUBMISSION OF ASSIGNMENTS TO IMPROVE YOUR GRADE
NOTIFICATION OF ASSIGNMENT GRADES
COLLABORATION

  • SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS:

    There is an assignment to do every week of the term. Only 4 of the assignments are to be submitted (by email) for grading along with 1 online quiz.

  • For those assignments which are not to be submitted, there are answer-checking devices that will enable you to judge whether you are mastering the material.
    There are also answer-checking devices for some of the assignments that do have to be submitted.

  • The assignment submission due dates are shown on the syllabus.

  • All email assignments are to submitted before 11:59 PM on the day on which they are due.

  • Links to submission forms are located on the Instructions web pages for each assignment.

  • Assignments must be submitted on time. Assignments that are late will receive a zero. No exceptions will be made.

  • Assignments may be submitted early, at any time before the submission deadline. By submitting assignments early, you will avoid last minutes crises (illness, work or family problems, computer difficulties, etc.) that may hinder your getting the assignment in on time.

  • To whom to send your assignments:

    (please check your syllabus)

  • PROPER STYLE FOR THE SUBJECT BOX OF YOUR EMAILS:

    For all emails, place your course and section designation, last name, first name, and topic in the email subject box. For example:

    • Re: Core 3.32 NET 1 Day Section, Smith, Mary, Mins Part 2 submission
    • Re: Core 3.32 NET 1 Night Section, Perez, Joseph, Mins Part 2 question
    • Re: Core 3.32 NET 1 Day Section, Manzo, Jay, Maps Part 4 resubmit
    • Re: Core 3.32 NET 1 Evening Section, Arkova, Alexandra, suggestion
    • Etc, etc.

  • ATTACHMENTS:

    Please note that you may not submit your assignment submission forms as attachments. They must be pasted into the body of the email.

    We will not open any attachments.

  • EDITABLE TEXT:

    Most people will have no problem emailing assignment submission forms. Please do the following:

    1. Make sure that when you email your assignments, the completed submission form that you have selected, copied and pasted into the email looks like the original. It should retain the paragraphs and line spacings of the original. However, scroll bars and outlines of the text boxes need not appear.
    2. Make sure that the text in the email is editable. If it is not editable, I can't make corrections.
    3. When the submission form has more than one text box, it is usually better to copy and paste the contents of each text box into the email separately. Do not use 'select all' for the entire submission form. Instead, select the contents within each text box and paste them separately into the email.

    If you are having trouble sending editable text, here is a possible solution:

    1. Open up your email account and create an email into which you will paste your assignment.
    2. BEFORE you paste the assignment, go to 'Format' on your email form and change the format from 'rich text' to 'html'. For Microsoft Outlook emails (and maybe some other types of email providers), you may have to first change the format from 'rich text' to 'plain text' and then click on format again and change the 'plain text' to 'html'.
    3. Once you have changed the email formatting to 'html', THEN paste the assignment into the email.
    4. Check the text in the email to make sure it can be edited.

  • RESUBMISSION OF ASSIGNMENTS TO IMPROVE YOUR GRADE:

    1. If an assignment is submitted on time and the grade received is less than a 7, it may be resubmitted.
    2. It must be resubmitted within one week of the date on which your graded submission is sent to you.
    3. It must be clearly marked 'resubmission' and the entire assignment must be sent, not just the corrected part.
    4. Write 'resubmission' in the subject bar of your email.
    5. The original wrong answer should be left as you originally submitted it. The changed (corrected) answer should be placed to the right of the wrong answer and surrounded by brackets. For example: 2+2=5 [4].
    6. The grade you get on the 'resubmission' will be averaged with the original submission.
    7. If the averaged grade is less than 7, the recorded grade will be changed. For example: original grade 4, resubmission grade 8, average = 6, recorded grade = 6.
    8. However, if the average grade comes out to 7 or more, the recorded grade will be 7. For example: original grade 6, resubmission grade 10, average grade = 8, recorded grade = 7.
    9. That is, by resubmitting your work, you may be able to raise your grade to 7, but not to greater than 7. I have adopted this policy so that those who do well the first time around will be rewarded.
    10. Only one resubmission per assignment will be allowed.
    11. Remember, you must meet deadlines. If you don't meet the deadline for the first submission, you get a zero. Resubmissions that are late will not be evaluated.

  • NOTIFICATION OF ASSIGNMENT GRADES:

    You will be notified by email of your assignment grades.

  • COLLABORATION:

    We encourage you to find other students in the class to work with. If you wish to communicate by email with other students in order to collaborate on assignments, study for exams, etc., please send me an email. We will create and distribute a list of emails of those who have contacted me. We will not distribute your names, just your email addresses. Please note, however, that for all written material (e.g., journal entries, short answers, essays), each student must answer questions in his/her own words. On exams or assignments, answers that are duplicates of others' work will not be accepted and will receive a zero. Don't give your completed homework assignment to others. Don't accept completed homework assignments from others.


2010, David Leveson/Revised by G.Rocha and Michelle O'Dea