Because homework is an effort-based grade, total effort must be applied in order to receive a grade. Homework completed on the due date with total effort will receive a score of one hundred. All other homework will not receive a grade. Total effort may require seeking help from the teacher.
Expectations of total effort:
1. A valid English meaning must be known for all Spanish sentences or problems. If you need to write it down to remember it then that is the expectation. The excuse of not remembering the meaning during class will not be accepted. There may be some inconsistency in translation but not enough to change the overall meanings. If you are not sure of the meaning, it is your responsibility to seek help from the teacher.
2. The homework must be totally complete. Homework with missing answers or translations will not receive credit.
3. All answers will be corrected by the individual while the class reviews the homework during class. If you don’t understand one of the answers it is your responsibility to raise your hand while the homework is being reviewed to ask for clarification.
4. It is the teacher’s responsibility to show a student how to find and answer, not to tell a student what the answer is. Do not come for help without your class notes and/or textbook.
The homework will not be considered to be completed until the stated expectations are met. Completing late homework (up to one week after assignment was given) will earn sixty-five percent of the credit.
There is no penalty for homework that is turned in late due to absence from school but it must be presented when there is time to review it with the teacher.
Homework is a learning tool, not an assessment tool. I am more concerned about how a student gets to an answer than whether or not the answer is always correct. With today’s technology, correct answers can be found in many locations online but the ability to reason out why the answer is correct still has to come from each individual.