February 14, 2013 by Jackie Hoermann-Elliott
Dear Rhetorical Analysis Experts,
The submission portal is now open on Crocodoc. I encourage you to submit early. Better to be safe than sorry. Read these instructions from beginning to end and read them carefully.
Your paper is due before the start of class on Tuesday, February 19th. That is, before your section starts. There will be no exceptions. As an instructor, I try to be accommodating, but this is usually taken advantage of on paper submission days. So, if it’s turned in after the start of class, it is late.
For every day it is late, your grade drops one letter. ISUComm policy stipulates that papers that are more than two days late will not receive credit, not even partial, resulting in a failing grade. Note: Class meetings do not count as days, days count as days. This is why the submission portal says due by Friday because that’s the absolute latest you can submit for partial credit. The submission portal will remain open until that time, but it does not mean it will be on time. Again, you will not receive full credit for submitting after the start of your class section on Wednesday.
To find the submission portal, follow this link (also pasted at the bottom of the page). If you would like to submit early, you are welcome to and encouraged to do so. Submitting early will not reflect favorably on your overall grade, but by doing so you eliminate the risk of submitting at the last minute, encountering a submission problem, and having your paper considered late. Remember, there will be no excuses.
If you encounter a problem, please let me know right away. But know too that I will receive an overwhelming number of emails as we close in on final submission time, making it easy to lose track of may requests. Be proactive. See what you can figure out for yourself. Do not email with problems at the last minute. Contrary to popular belief, I do not stay up all night responding to frantic student emails the night before final papers are due.
You will submit your peer conferencing sheet to me in addition to any drafts or other composing materials you have. You can submit these electronically along with your final paper, but if you do this you should clarify which paper is your final one. Remember, failure to submit a complete, filled-in peer conferencing sheet will lower your final score one letter grade.
Also very important is that the materials you submit be submitted together. In other words, staple or at least paperclip your materials to ensure that they don’t get mixed up with someone else’s materials.
Finally, the rubrics for grading have been posted to our site. I encourage you to read through them as well as the evaluation criteria outlined on the handout.