Doing a little bit of laughing, a little bit of cheering and a whole lot of "what have I gotten myself into?" I didn't think instructors like this were still around! Glad I found one ... I think ...
The point totals in parentheses represent points that will be deducted from grade if the paper violates the requirement.
____ Adequate referencing using CSE style
____ Appropriate references (15 pts)
____ ‘Effect’, ‘affect’, and ‘its’ used properly (2 pts each) (“Its” is never possessive)
____ No contractions (2 pts deducted for each contraction)
____ Sentence fragments (2 pts deducted for each)
____ Quotes – quotes not allowed (10 pts deducted for each quote)
____ Plagiarism: Copying sentences or changing only a few words (“0” for paper)
See me if unsure about what constitutes plagiarism.
____ Subject/verb agreement (2 pts each)
____ Proper nouns must be capitalized (2 pts each)
____ Misspelled words (2 pts each)
____ Subheadings (15 pts deducted for no subheadings)
____ Use of slang (2 pts each)
____ Arguments are presented logically and coherently and incorporate the techniques learned
in the argument and research component of the course (20 pts)
____ Quality of writing will be evaluated throughout the papers
It is possible to have more than 100 points deducted from grade; however, no permanent grade lower than ‘0’ will be recorded.
(Oh. Well, that's a relief. I wouldn't want my grade to be below a zero.)
(Quotes are not allowed??? This is going to be like trying to talk without using my hands! For Lit courses, you must use quotes - but not subheadings. For this course I have to avoid quotes and use subheadings.)