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The semester is divided into two units of study: the Greek sentence and the Greek paragraph. Extensive work with various types of materials from the Greek New Testament will also be included.
In addition weekly quizzes shall be given at the beginning of the first class period of the week covering the past week’s material. See Schedule page for exact dates. These shall be given a majority of the weeks during the semester with the lowest two (2) scores being omitted for determining the average grade.
Also, written exercises will be assigned each week during the first part of the semester. These will be graded in class on the last class period of each week. See Schedule page for dates in the semester in which these will be due. The written exercise assignments may be turned in late under these guidelines: first week minus 10 points; second week minus 20 points; unacceptable after two weeks. The student will indicate in the heading of the paper both the due date and the date turned in.
Students not having the written exercise ready to be graded by the class period when it is due are expected to take a cut from that class period. Coming to class, copying the answers and then turning in a late paper constitutes cheating! Papers thus turned in will receive no score.
No pop tests will be given.
Grading of Weekly Quizzes and Written Exercises: Failure to record name on paper is minus 10 points. Accents and breathing marks count for 1/4 error per word. W.E. papers may be graded in class on date due by another class member without penalty points. Quizzes and W.E. papers turned in without a grade recorded in the appropriate location will have 10 points deducted from the grade.
Make-up tests for the exams and quizzes which are missed will be taken within two weeks of the regular scheduled test date. One time for makeups will be scheduled, and a different, more difficult test will be administered. Permission to take make-ups shall be given ONLY to those with justifiable reason for missing the regular exam (by university policy, only: athletic contests, emergencies, illness or bereavement). Each student needing a make-up test must secure permission from the professor in advance of the scheduled make-up exam by completing the Request for Make-up Test form. The form must be approved by the professor before the make-up can be scheduled; approval will be sent to the student via his/her e-mail address.
The adjusted average of the above numerical grade will then be converted into a letter grade according to the following curve: A = 90-100; B= 80-89; C = 70-79; D = 60-69; F = below 60. The numerical grades are not rounded off.
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The GWU Student Handbook defines these actions
as follows on pages 50-51. Read them carefully, because they will be enforced
to the limit in this class.
"Definition of Academic Dishonesty:
Academic Dishonesty is the deliberate and knowing misrepresentation of one's academic work. A student is dishonest when two circumstances occur: (1) The student could reasonably be expected to know that his/her professor would disapprove of some aspect or circumstance of the student's academic work; and (2) the students submits work to the instructor for evaluation while hiding that particular aspect or circumstance from the instructor. To do so is clearly dishonest because the instructor will evaluate the work as what he/she understands it to be. The student has deceived the instructor by misrepresenting the work, and the evaluation has not been rightly earned. From another perspective, academic dishonesty may be viewed as the use of unauthorized assistance in any work which is to be evaluated--"unauthorized" meaning that the professor would not approve of the form of assistance received and is unaware of its use. The student is being dishonest if he/she deliberately hides this assistance from the instructor while knowing the instructor would not approve of this assistance. If the instructor is unaware of the assistance that has been received he/she will evaluate the work as being entirely the student's own. Thus, the evaluation has not been fairly earned by the student. Furthermore, any student who knowingly gives unauthorized assistance is also guilty of academic dishonesty. On tests and examinations academic dishonesty occurs when a student receives any assistance that the professor has not expressly permitted. It may take the form of looking on another student's test paper or bringing into the test site any information or materials not expressly permitted by the professor. Both of the above definitions of academic dishonesty apply: The student has misrepresented the test as being entirely his/her own work. Furthermore, the student has received unauthorized assistance.
On research papers, reports and other written assignments a form of academic dishonesty is plagiarism, which is the use of someone else's information or exact words without properly "documenting" or identifying that source. Whenever someone else's exact words are used those words must be properly punctuated as a quotation and the source fully identified. Also, any information or ideas which have been taken from a source other than the student's own personal knowledge – book, article, interview, etc. – must be properly documented, even though the student may be rephrasing the information in his/her own words. A student should not hesitate to consult the professor about any question or uncertainty regarding proper documentation of research information. A professor may often allow and even encourage students to work together on assignments or receive assistance from other students, other faculty members, other university staff members, friends, family or others. However, if the professor has not expressly allowed such assistance and expects the assignment to be done entirely by the student, to do otherwise would be dishonest. The student should consult the professor if there is any doubt about outside assistance being allowable....
"The examples above are not intended to be a full list of cases of academic dishonesty, but they illustrate the definition. Ultimately, academic dishonesty amounts to deliberately hiding something from the professor. So the best advice is this: Whenever in any doubt, consult the professor."
In addition to the bringing of charges against the student for academic dishonesty and plagiarism as outlined in the paragraphs following the above quote in the Student Handbook, the university authorizes each professor to set additional policies not less strengent, but more strengent than the above stated policy. In this class, the following policy will be strictly enforced:
The minimum penalty for cheating or plagiarism will be a zero for the work submitted. Violations of an egregious or repeated nature may, upon investigation, result in the offender's receiving an F grade for the entire course.
Please remember that the purpose of an honor system is not to seek out cheaters, but to ensure the integrity of the hard work that each of you will be contributing to this course. Good, honest students deserve to have their hard work and preparation protected against the rare individual who hopes to slide by on someone else's efforts.
Special Needs. If you require accommodations for a special need, please contact the professor. Your request will then be processed through the NOEL Program for the Disabled.
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