Participation in class is important for all students
(both undergrads and graduate students). You will get more out of the
class if you are prepared for the class sessions and ask the questions
that you have about the material. The instructor will be happy to focus
more on those topics of greatest interest to the students.
10% of the mark in CMPT 817 is for class participation. It will be evaluated within the following guidelines:
(mid-80s-100): Contributed frequently and insightfully; demonstrated
critical understanding of readings; showed awareness of how readings
relate to each other and to overarching themes; interacted with other
students and built on their comments.
- good (70-low 80s):
Contributed regularly; grasped main points of readings; showed
awareness of interrelationships between readings and themes OR
interacted with other students, but not necessarily both.
(50s-69): Contributed occasionally; demonstrated partial understanding
of readings; some comments unconnected to main subject or restatements
of those offered by other students.
- substandard (0-49):
Remained silent or contributed minimally; demonstrated little or no
understanding of readings; made irrelevant or erroneous comments;
absent without excuse.
September 6, 2012