Course Update: February 15 Due Date

Information about your GaVS English Course

If you have missing work, there is still time to submit for partial credit:

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The Writing Chats

Remember that all students are responsible for viewing the Chat Recordings if you cannot attend live. Several essay grades are low because students have not used the tools provided to write a developed essay. Writing is necessary for both college and career, so essays will be taken very seriously in this course. If you have questions about the chats, please email me.

All recordings can be found on your Course Homepage under "User Links".

Also, the recordings below from last semester will help a lot!

Watch all Chat Recordings!

If you are unable to make the class chats, please make sure to watch the recordings. These chats have important information for expectations regarding certain assignments and will help you throughout the semester.

Hours of Availability Reminder

Please remember that my hours of availability are from 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. I will do my best to get back to students after hours, but I often have commitments in the evening.

Students will want to look ahead and begin on lengthier assignments (such as essays) sooner rather than later, so that I can have ample time to answer questions and work through assignments thoroughly with them.

I am working hard to make sure each student has a successful semester and feels prepared to move to the next level after my course, so please show respect and kindness when I am unable to get back to you after hours.

I appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Assignment Due Dates

After each due date, I will send a course update newsletter (what you are reading now) to let you know I have put in 0s for missing work. When you see a 0, be sure to look in the gradebook to see when that assignment was due. Students have 3 school days (5 days total) to submit work.

**Please note that while I've put in 0s, I may still be grading work that was submitted on time**

Turn in all work, even if it is for a 30% deduction. It is always better to have a reduced percentage, compared to a ZERO. TURN IN WORK!

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Grading Policy:

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Extra Learning Opportunities

All Extra Learning Opportunities for extra points will be announced via News Item or in the Adobe Chats at some point. Students should be checking News Items daily and listening to the recordings, so they will have knowledge of any ELO's for the course.

Grades Have Been Posted!

Parents and Students--grades have been posted. Remember that we encourage parents to log in to the student portal to see the most up-to-date grades. The following video below will show you how to check grades:

Don't forget about Adobe...

Remember that our Adobe Sessions are where you can get "in-person" help from me. I will be going over writing A LOT because writing is SUPER important for college and career readiness. Check out last week's chat if you missed it--the recording is posted under your "News Items"! Our chats are Monday nights at 6:00 P.M.!

Checking Quiz Feedback

Try to always check quiz feedback to see where you might have missed a question. The following video was posted under the "News Items", but you can also view it here in order to see how to check feedback:
Checking Quiz Feedback

MLA Format

Remember to include your MLA heading on all essays! Points for not doing this and not saving your files correctly will start being deducted. We must practice this heading! Check out the video below if you are struggling with MLA:
Setting your Essay to MLA Format in Word

A few more reminders:

1. Please make sure you are submitting the correct file types, so I can open all files

2. Please make sure you listen to all Adobe recordings if you cannot make the chats

3. Please make sure you understand how important writing is and how important it is that you are attending or listening to the chats--I hold everyone to a very high standard regarding writing

4. Please ALWAYS ask questions!!

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