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What You Should Already Know

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning Outcomes

Course Materials

You will need this course and a novel you choose from Appendix A (please note you can find one of these novels at your local library or local bookstore).

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Assignments

Summary: 8 computer-graded assignments and two portfolios, may be resubmitted once for a fee

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Exams

Summary: 1 proctored, computer-graded exam, may retake once for a fee, must pass to earn credit for the course

The final exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions. It is closed book/notes and has no time limit. To receive credit for this course you need to pass the final with at least 60%.

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Grading

Here’s a breakdown of your grade in the course:

Speedback Assignments (Lessons 1, 2, 4, 5, 7) 25 percent
First (Lesson 3) Portfolio Assignment 30 percent
Second (Lesson 6) Portfolio Assignment 15 percent
Learning Journal Assignment 15 percent
Final Exam 15 percent
Total 100 percent

Grade Scale

A 100–93
A- 92–90
B+ 89–87
B 86–83
B- 82–80
C+ 79–77
C 76–73
C- 72–70
D+ 69–67
D 66–63
D- 62–60

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Course Duration

You have 1 year to complete this course, but if you need more than a year, you may purchase a 3-month extension.

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Getting Help

Please use the help menu in this course to contact Independent Study or your instructor. You can find a list of free tutors available to BYU Independent Study students on the Free Tutoring Services website.

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Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is defined as the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work. This may also include when a student copies and pastes directly from another source and passes it off as his or her own, copies computer-generated text from a translation tool and uses it as his or her own, or fails to cite a source after loosely summarizing its content in his or her own words.

As determined by your instructor or the BYU Independent Study administration, if evidence of academic misconduct on assignments or exams is established, one of the two following consequences will apply to each incidence:

First Offense of Plagiarism

Second Offense of Plagiarism

Inappropriate Use of Course Content

All course materials (e.g., outlines, handouts, syllabi, exams, quizzes, media, lecture content, audio and video recordings, etc.) are proprietary. Students are prohibited from posting or selling any such course materials without the express written permission of BYU Independent Study. To do so is a violation of the Brigham Young University Honor Code.