All rules below apply Study Hall as well as Ms. Field's English classes.
The following webpage contains specific policies and expectations for Ms. Field’s room. In concert with theses policies and expectations, students are expected to follow all rules and guidelines in the GHS Student Handbook. Failure to do so will result in the penalties outlined below and within the GHS Student Handbook. See the Handbook if you are unsure of a particular school-wide policy or rule.
Course Grading Scale:
A - 90 - 100 (4.0)
B - 80 - 89 (3.0)
C - 70 - 79 (2.0)
D - 60 - 69 (1.0)
F - 0 - 59 (0.0)
In A papers / assignments, the student has exceeded expectations. This level of work completes the assignment in unique and thoughtful ways. All of the claims made in the work are fully supported and explained. The author clearly has an audience and purpose in mind and has made this evident in the work. The argument is well structured and supported and logically supports the thesis and conclusion. Citations (when necessary) are used appropriately and not illegally or overbearingly. This work is relatively free of grammatical or mechanical mistakes.
B papers / assignments demonstrate the student’s ability to begin to go beyond what is required of her or him. This level of work completes the assignment while demonstrating some critical thinking skills. Most of the claims made in the work are fully supported. The argument supports the thesis and conclusion, though the reasoning may be unclear at times. The author has appropriately used citations and references (when necessary) and has not plagiarized any portion of the paper. This work may have a few grammatical or mechanical errors.
C-level work demonstrates the student’s ability to complete the assignment. This work has completed every aspect of the assignment in a satisfactory way. There are claims in C-level work that are not supported or thought through all the way. The language is clear most of the time, but there are confusing passages throughout. The author has appropriately used citations and references (when necessary) and has not plagiarized any portion of the paper. The argument is not well structured or the conclusions do not follow from the thesis and supporting paragraphs.
In D papers / assignments, the student has failed to meet the requirements of the assignment. The argument is poorly structured and relies on flawed logic and reasoning throughout. Citations (when necessary) are unclear or confusing and do not follow proper formatting.
This paper / assignment does not complete the assignment in any clear or thoughtful way. There is no evidence; claims are not supported. There are no citations (when necessary) or citations are improperly cited.