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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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Summary: 13 computer-graded assignments and 18 instructor-graded assignment submissions; resubmissions are allowed.

Other Resources

There is a course discussion board at the end of the course, as well as a course wiki. The discussion board is designed for students to connect, discuss course-related matters, and share ideas with each other. The wiki is designed for the instructor to post information that may provide enrichment or relevant information for the course to the students.

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Summary: 1 proctored, instructor-graded exam, may retake once, must pass the final exam to earn credit for the course.

The exam consists of approximately 92 multiple-choice questions, 3 matching questions, 2 short-answer questions, and 1 essay. It is closed book/note. To receive credit for the course you have to pass the final exam with at least 60%.

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Your grade breakdown in this course will be as follows:

Overall Percent Breakdown
Lesson / Assignment Percentage

Lesson 1

Lesson 1 Speedback Assignment Part 1


Poetry Analysis Assignment


Poetry Recitation Assignment 3%
Response Journal Assignment 1


Writing Assignment 1


Writing Assignment 2


Writing Assignment 3


Lesson 1 Speedback Assignment Part 2


Lesson 2 10%

Lesson 2 Speedback Assignment Part 1


Response Journal Assignment 2


Writing Assignment 4


Lesson 2 Speedback Assignment Part 2


Lesson 3


Ekphrasis Assignment


Lesson 3 Speedback Assignment Part 1


Response Journal Assignment 3 3%
Writing Assignment 5


Lesson 3 Speedback Assignment Part 2 2%
Lesson 4 7%
Lesson 4 Speedback Assignment Part 1 2%
Response Journal Assignment 4 3%
Lesson 4 Speedback Assignment Part 2 2%
Cumulative Speedback Assignment 1 4%
Lesson 5 10%
Writing Assignment 6 3%
Writing Assignment 7 3%
Lesson 5 Speedback Assignment 4%
Lesson 6 10%
Response Journal Assignment 5 3%
Persuasive Letter Assignment 3%
Lesson 6 Speedback Assignment 4%
Lesson 7  10%
Response Journal Assignment 6 3%
Writing Assignment 8 3%
Lesson 7 Speedback Assignment


Cumulative Speedback Assignment 2 4%
Final Exam 10%
TOTAL 100%

Even though the final is worth only 10 percent of your grade, you must pass the final exam with 60% or higher in order to pass the course.

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. You may purchase one 3-month extension if you need more than a year to complete the course. Some assignments include teacher or peer interaction and may have specific scheduling requirements. This course cannot be completed in fewer than 2 months.

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Copyright Notice

The materials used in connection with this online course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated. Any copying or further dissemination of these materials may be subject to applicable U.S. Copyright Laws. For questions or more information, please visit the BYU Copyright Licensing Office website.

“Members of the BYU community who willfully disregard this Copyright Policy or the BYU Copyright Guidelines place themselves individually at risk of legal action and may incur personal liability for their conduct. The unauthorized use or distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject individuals to civil and criminal liabilities, including actual and statutory damages, costs and fees of litigation, fines, and imprisonment

Violations of the Copyright Policy may result in university disciplinary action including termination of university enrollment or employment.” (Emphasis added. Excerpt taken from the BYU Copyright Policy)

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University Policy - Title IX Statement

Preventing & Responding to Sexual Misconduct

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Brigham Young University prohibits unlawful sex discrimination against any participant in its education programs or activities. The university also prohibits sexual harassment—including sexual violence—committed by or against students, university employees, and visitors to campus. As outlined in university policy, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are considered forms of "Sexual Misconduct" prohibited by the university.

University policy requires all university employees in a teaching, managerial, or supervisory role to report all incidents of Sexual Misconduct that come to their attention in any way, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, a written class assignment or paper, class discussion, email, text, or social media post. Incidents of Sexual Misconduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at t9coordinator@byu.edu or (801) 422-8692. Reports may also be submitted through EthicsPoint at https://titleix.byu.edu/report or 1-888-238-1062 (24-hours a day).

BYU offers confidential resources for those affected by Sexual Misconduct, including the university’s Victim Advocate, as well as a number of non-confidential resources and services that may be helpful. Additional information about Title IX, the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, reporting requirements, and resources can be found at http://titleix.byu.edu or by contacting the university’s Title IX Coordinator.

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Accessibility Notice

BYU is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to participate in BYU's programs and activities. In this spirit, BYU Independent Study aspires to improve web accessibility for users. While not required by law, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Levels A and AA provide a wide range of helpful recommendations to make Web content more accessible. BYU Independent Study strives to apply WCAG 2.0 recommendations where feasible, but may deviate from any recommendations that would result in an undue hardship to BYU Independent Study or alterations to program and course content and objectives. If you have questions about accessibility, or if you need to report problems with any accessibility features please see our Accessibilities and Accommodations Web Page.

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