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What You Should Already Know

This is the second half of a tenth-grade/sophomore level course. In order to be successful with the material included and forms of assessment, you should have had the first half of a tenth-grade English class.

Learning Outcomes

Course Materials

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Assignments

Summary: 7 computer-graded assignments and 5 instructor-graded portfolio submissions, may be resubmitted once for a fee

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Exams

Summary: 1 proctored exam (multiple-choice and short-answer questions), may retake once for a fee, must pass the final exam to earn credit for the course

The final exam consist of approximately 110 multiple-choice questions, 2 short answer questions, and 1 essay.  It is closed book/note and has no time limit.  To receive credit for the course you have to pass the final exam with at least 60%.

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Grading

Your grade breakdown in this course will be as follows:

Overall Percent Breakdown

Lesson 1 Speedback Assignment

4%

Portfolio Assignment 1

8%

Lesson 2 Speedback Assignment

4%

Portfolio Assignment 2

8%

Lesson 3 Speedback Assignment

4%

Portfolio Assignment 3

8%

Lesson 4 Speedback Assignment

4%

Cumulative Speedback Assignment 1

4%

Lesson 5 Speedback Assignment

4%

Portfolio Assignment 4

8%

Lesson 6 Speedback Assignment

4%

Portfolio Assignment 5

8%

Lesson 7 Speedback Assignment

4%

Portfolio Assignment 6

8%

Cumulative Speedback Assignment 2

4%

Final Exam

16%

Total

100%

Even though the final is worth only 16 percent of your grade, you must pass the final exam with 60% or higher in order to pass the course.

Here is the instructor-graded portfolio breakdown:

First Portfolio Submission

(Submitted after Lesson 1)

 

  • Introduction
  • “I Am” Poem
  • Extended Metaphor Poem
  • 2 poetry analyses
  • 2 Response Journals

Second Portfolio Submission

(Submitted after Lesson 2)

 

  • Irony story
  • 2 Response Journals

Third Portfolio Submission

(Submitted after Lesson 3)

 

  • Ekphrasis Assignment
  • Nature Myth
  • 2 Response Journals

Fourth Portfolio Submission

(Submitted after Lesson 5)

 

  • Civil War Research Assignment
  • Biographical Essay
  • 2 response journals

Fifth Portfolio Submission

(Submitted after Lesson 6)

 

  • Persuasive Letter
  • 2 response journals

Sixth Portfolio Submission

(Submitted after Lesson 7)

 

  • 5-paragraph essay
  • 2 response journals

Each of these six portfolios will be worth 8% of your grade. (The instructor-graded assignments are worth 50% of your final grade.)

Grading Scale
A 100–93
A− 92–90
B+ 89–86
B 85–83
B− 82–80
C+ 79–76
C 75–73
C− 72–70
D+ 69–66
D 65–63
D− 62–60
E (fail) 59 or below

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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 one 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

  • You will fail the lesson and be allowed the opportunity to resubmit the lesson (or)
  • You will fail the lesson and be denied the opportunity to resubmit the lesson

Second Offense of Plagiarism

  • You will fail the lesson and fail the class (or)
  • You will fail the lesson, fail the class, and may be ineligible to enroll in a specific course or any of our courses without going through an appeals process which will determine the severity of your plagiarism

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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.