Class Contract

Below is the contract that you signed during the first week of class. If you would like to review the signed copy, you may see it in my office.

Class Contract
Spring 2017

One of the course requirements is out-of-class reading and preparation. As a member of this class, you are responsible for completing the assigned readings, practicing the skills in which you are weak, researching what you do not understand, and asking questions in class.

By signing this contract, you acknowledge that you understand that you should be spending a minimum of 3 hours per week on course reading and study, not including that time spent on homework or writing assignments. You are also acknowledging that you are responsible for seeking help from me or the Writing Center for concepts with which you are struggling.

This document also serves as your acceptance of the use of Turnitin as the means by which you submit your assignments. Turnitin is an electronic database that will check your work against every document that has ever been submitted by any student at any institution, and it will additionally check all documents and pages on the internet, including essay databases. Should Turnitin indicate that you have not submitted original work, your paper may fail on that basis.

Finally, all students must abide by the honor code required by the school. Below is the plagiarism statement. By signing, you acknowledge that you have read and understood what constitutes cheating.

All violations of the honor code, including plagiarism and other forms of cheating, will result in serious penalties. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, using any materials such as notes, electronic devices, and cell phones during exams and giving, receiving, and/or obtaining information about exams. Plagiarism not only means failure to cite direct quotations, paraphrases, and other information, or representing the ideas or words of another as one’s own, but it also includes recycling or re-using papers that were written for another class, using portions of or complete essays found on the Internet, and collaborating with others on an assignment. Plagiarism also means copying all or part of another’s work (either word for word or with interchanging words) and claiming it as one’s own. A single instance of dishonesty/plagiarism will be grounds for failure of this course. Essays will be checked against available electronic sources for plagiarism. In addition, the Code of Academic Integrity Violation Report will be sent to the Assistant Dean of Louisiana College. Please see the Student Handbook for other repercussions of dishonesty.


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