Honors 100 - First Year Seminar - The Nature and Practice of Science
Grades will be determined as follows:
- Class participation (10%): Did
all you should have to prepare for the day's activities? Were
your assignments (both final and intermediate drafts) done on time?
- Discussion (30%): Did
you actually take part in the discussions? Did you learn all of the
skills necessary to succeed in a discussion format? Again, we will
grade discussion often - in most cases grading particular discussion
(Of course, most
will involve some small group or class discussion.) Faculty will wander
about and listen and if required answer specific questions but, in
general, will not be a part of your discussions.
- Speeches (15%): In
addition to practice and "draft" speeches, there will be 1 or 2
- Writing (40%):
This grade will be based on your graded papers. Note that papers will
not be equally weighted. In particular, the end of the semester research
paper will be worth more than the other papers.
- Information Literacy/Library/Grammar
Assignments (5%): There will be some graded exercises
where we will have you find source materials about some
assigned topic or do some other tasks associated with retrieving or
evaluating information sources.
You should understand that the critical reading part of the grade
will be absorbed into both the class participation grade and the
discussion grade. (After all, you cannot do a proper job discussing a
text you have not read carefully.)