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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 quizzes on your readings and films on D2L. These may be open book and open note quizzes, but no other resources are permitted.

That means that you can use only your book, your lecture notes from class, and your handwritten notes taken when you viewed our assigned films. Not permitted are: internet resources (e.g., Google, Wikipedia, Quizlet, etc.), other books/articles/printouts or notes, test files/previously taken quizzes by you or another, or other classmates/people. No collaboration is permitted with classmates or any others while you are taking your quizzes, since they are assessing your knowledge only.

To help you hold to these parameters, all quizzes are proctored by Respondus Webcam Monitor and Lockdown Browser. If you have a conflict with using this technology, you can register to take your quizzes in The Testing Center or, if applicable, the Disability Resource Center.

Midterm Exam (30%)

Section Test 4 + Final Exam (30%)

Future:

Section Tests (10% each = 40% total)

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

The Section Tests are closed note on D2L, and are also proctored by Respondus Webcam Monitor and Lockdown Browser. If you have a concern with using this technology, you can register to take your exams in The Testing Center or, if applicable, the Disability Resource Center.

Final Exam (20%)

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

The Final Exam is closed note, and is also proctored by Respondus Webcam Monitor and Lockdown Browser and it meets on campus for in-person testing as well. If you have a concern with using this technology, you can register to take your exams in The Testing Center or, if applicable, the Disability Resource Center.

Attendance & Participation (10%)

Attendance and Participation are mandatory. These include attending/viewing class lectures and assigned weekly films. See the Grades page for details.

 

On experimental 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.