There are several ways to earn extra credit. You may attempt all. Extra credit is not required but may help to increase your final grade.
a) Atlas Exercises. In each section of the course, prior to the exam, there will be a set of atlas exercises for extra credit on topics relevant to the exam coverage. The extra credit exercises are found on the course homepage. Blue Scantron answer sheets will be distributed in class. The exercises are due no later than the due date stated on the exercise cover page. None will be accepted after the answers are distributed. Points will be added to the exam grade for each section according to the following formula:
100-90% correct = 8 extra credit points
89-80% correct = 6 extra credit points
79-70% correct = 4 extra credit points
69-60% correct = 2 extra credit points
59-50% correct = 1 extra credit point
49- 0% correct or not submitted = 0 extra credit points
NOTE: No blue Scantron atlas exercise sheets will be accepted after the turn-in time when the answers are distributed, no matter how valid your reason.
b) Geographic Essays. You have the option to submit for extra credit a maximum of five analytical essays from the “Thinking Geographically” (TG) section at the end of chapters 4-12. Just one discussion point may be selected from each TG box for the chapter selected.
- IMPORTANT: This is NOT the “REVIEW & DISCUSSION” section at the end of the chapter.
- NOTE: You may substitute a third essay from Section 2 above for one TG essay.
- Each essay must be typed and have a minimum length of one full page not counting the restated question and bibliography (1.5 line spacing with 1" margins). Maximum length is two pages. In the first sentence of each essay, you are to note the textbook edition and the chapter number and summarize the point being discussed. Document facts and opinions of others.
- At the end of the semester, each essay deemed "Good for Extra Credit" will earn you one percentage point over and above your final term average of test scores with a maximum of 5 percentage points added to your final term average. For example, if you hand in four acceptable essays, you will increase your final average by 4 points; if you hand in 2 essays you will increase your final average by 2 points. NOTE: Extra credit essays may be handed in at any time up to Tues., Dec. 11, 2018.
- It is best to write and submit an essay after you have read the chapter, rather than waiting for the last week of the semester to do prepare them.
c) Other Forms of Extra Credit. A discussion paper, research paper or project of your choice may be used if approved in advance by Prof. Grande.
|No Extra Credit Essays will be accepted after Dec. 11th.
None will be accepted on the day of the final exam.