STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR SPE 101 CLASSES

 

1. Attendance Policy:

 

            Number of absences allowed:

                        2 day classes:             2 absences

                        3 day classes:             3 absences

 

Students missing 1 more class (after the allowance) will receive a 1/2 letter grade penalty (-5 points) deducted from their final course grade.

 

Students missing another class after this will be required to turn a 15 page research topic (topic determined by teacher) on a related topic.

 

If a student experiences a legitimate emergency (infirmary, death or sickness in family), then written verification is required.

 

If (because of an emergency) the student is absent on a speech or exam day-- the teacher must be notified in advance (not the secretary) and student must talk directly to teacher.

 

2. Minimum of 4 graded speeches to be given each quarter.

 

3. Library Tour (conducted by library personnel) for students at the beginning of each quarter.

 

4. At least 1 speech during the quarter will be videotaped. Students will provide their own tape.

 

5. Standardized penalties for speeches not within time limits:

 

            Over or under time (up to 1 minute) -5 points

            Over or under time (by more than 1 minute) -8 points

            Over or under time (by 2 minutes or more) -10 points

 

6. Minimum of 2 exams must be given.

           

            *A final (written) exam must be given.