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All assignments are due on time; I strongly discourage late submissions, as they will not earn you full credit for your work. For each day past the due date, your grade will drop by a letter grade; submissions late in class lose 1/3 a letter grade and submissions late the same day lose 1/2 a letter grade. Please note that without an officially documented emergency, there will be no make-up exams or incompletes. To obtain this document in an alternative format and request accommodations, please contact the Disability Services Coordinator.

Completion and submission of all assignments are your own responsibility. Your active participation and willingness to keep pace with all assignments are essential to your success in the course.

Weekly Quizzes (30% total)

We will have weekly quizes on your readings and films throughout the semester on D2L.

Midterm and Final Exams (30% each = 60% total)

Our exams may include clip-analysis, short-answer, multiple-choice, and/or essay questions. No blue books are needed, but always bring two pencils and two pens for in-class exams and quizzes.

Attendance & Participation (10%)

Attendance and Participation are mandatory. See the Grades page for details.

On temporary hiatus, but be prepared to answer this question by the end of term:

Historical Influences Writing Assignment

Which two film movements, directors, films, and/or techniques that we've studied influenced you the most? Write one paragraph for each (two paragraphs total; 1 double-spaced page max.) explaining why your selections made an impression on you and how they will impact your own filmmaking. Be sure to use correct film terminology when needed, and to proofread for proper grammar, complete sentences, spelling, etc. Upload a copy to D2L Assignments and bring a printout of your assignment to class on the due date listed on the Schedule.

All assignments are due on time; I strongly discourage late papers, as they will not earn you full credit for your work. For each day past the due date, your paper grade will drop by a letter grade; papers late in class lose 1/3 a letter grade and papers late the same day lose 1/2 a letter grade.

See my Comments Guide for a key to understanding my comments on your papers and for suggestions on how to write your very best work.