Honors British Literature
Mrs Collins 2013- 2014
students become active readers; critical and logical thinkers; and clear, concise writers. Students learn a variety of
strategies to develop the reading and writing skills necessary for success in any discipline. Each unit follows a structure
designed to enhance existing reading, comprehension, writing, speaking, and listening skills, while at the same time
using British literature to develop students’ vocabulary. The weekly process includes written assignments, organizational
exercises, and oral presentations in podcast format. At the end of this course, students gain an understanding of British
literature and increase their reading, comprehension, speaking, listening, and writing skills.
Reading and Assignments
Students will take assignments located with the course. In addition, there are writing assignments. Students can NOT pass the course without completing the writing assignments. They are a major component of this course.
Plagiarism is the representation of the words or ideas of another as one's own in any academic work. Examples of plagiarizing in an online course include, but are not limited to:
· Using unauthorized aids on an assignment, essay, quiz, or test; having someone, other than the student, complete an assignment, essay, quiz, or test; submitting another person’s work; or rescheduling a deadline on a false excuse.
· Submitting the same work for more than one course or assignment without prior written approval from the instructor(s).
· Using copyrighted material without appropriate citation or copying software or media files (such as music, movies, etc.) without permission.
· Destroying, tampering, or altering another student’s work to impede academic progress. Signing in to a live session for another student who is not present and/or leaving a session without logging off or without indicating that you have “stepped away”.
To avoid plagiarism, every direct quotation must be identified by quotation marks, or by appropriate indentation, and must be cited properly according to the accepted format for the particular discipline. Acknowledgment is also required when material from any source is paraphrased or summarized in whole or in part in one's own word. Information that is common knowledge, such as names of leaders of prominent nations, basic scientific laws, etc, need not be cited; however, the sources of all facts or information obtained in reading or research that are not common knowledge among students in the course must be acknowledged. In addition to materials specifically cited in the text, other materials that contribute to one's general understanding of the subject may be acknowledged in the bibliography.
Sometimes, plagiarism can be a subtle issue. Students are encouraged to discuss any questions about what constitutes plagiarism with the teacher of the course. Consequences can include receiving a zero on part of the assignment, all of the assignment or receiving an F for the course.
· First Offense: Discussion with the student, parent, and teacher.
· Second Offense (in the same course): Meeting with the student, parent, teacher and administrator.
· Third Offense: Administration will assemble a committee comprised of teachers, counselor, student(s), and an administrator. The committee will listen to the facts and make a recommendation to the Director.