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Success Strategy Grade - Options Available

Below are the choices at the "Success Strategies", along with how many points each option can contribute. For full details on each option, such as submission requirements, click on the link.

Keep the following thoughts in mind:

 

Any Success Strategy Points accrued can help you at the end of the semester.  Even if you accrue only 40 points total, you will be able to add a grade in to your semester grade which shows up as 40/40, or you'd be able to dropan assignment that was worth no more than 40 total points or you'd be able to convert your 40/40 to 10 points extra credit (25% of the points accumulated).

Accruing the full 100 points gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of your semester grade.  You can use your Success Strategies grade as an extra grade or  to drop up to 2 regular turn in homework grades or quizzes (not the final project for the course if one is assigned), as long as the total points possible for the turn ins/ quizzes are not more than 100, or you can convert your points to extra credit which is computed as 25% of the points accumulated.

IMPORTANT: 

  • You may not submit more than 1 of a particular option or more than 2 different options in any week. 

  • Very few options can be submitted after the end of November for Fall semester or April for Spring semester - so plan ahead.  You CANNOT stack your grade at the last moment.

  • To be fair to all, I strictly adhere to the requirements listed at each link.  I cannot make exceptions.

  • All submissions for your Success Strategies Grade must be submitted according to the time frames set for the various options.  No submissions will be accepted except in the time frame indicated under that option.


Reflective Writing & Exploring Your Personal Learning Style: (Click on link to see specific requirements)

  • Maximum of 15 points possible for each submission.

  • Maximum of 4 submissions from this option for the semester.

  • No more than 1 submission for any week.

  • No submissions after the end of April, or the end of November.

Goal Setting and Tending:   (Click on link to see specific requirements)

  • Maximum of 15 points for each submission.

  • Maximum of 3 submissions from this option for the semester.

  • Goal setting piece must be submitted no later than the day Mid-Term grades are submitted.

  • No more than 1 submission for any week.

  • Goal tending pieces must be submitted no later than the end of April, or the end of November.

Practice Exercises: (Click on link to see specific requirements)

  • Maximum of 30 points

  • Maximum of 3 submissions during the semester.

  • Your grade will be the percent of total points possible you received on all the sections of the Essential Practice exercises that are covered in the unit x 30. 

  • You must submit  a short summary of how the practice impacted your learning.

  • Can only be submitted on the day of the test for that unit.  Will NOT be accepted at any other time.

Office Visit: (Click on link to see specific requirements)

  • Maximum of 5 - 15 points possible for each significant visit each. 

  • Maximum of 6 submissions or 75 points during the semester

  • Must be submitted within one week of the meeting.

  • No more than 1 submission for any week.

  • No submissions after the end of April, or the end of November.

Significant Work with Tutor, Student Leader or Classmates: (Click on link to see specific requirements)   

  • Maximum of 5 - 15  points possible for each significant meeting. 

  • Maximum of 6 submissions or 75 points for the semester.

  • Must be submitted within one week of the meeting.

  • No more than 1 submission for any week.

  • No submissions after the end of April, or the end of November.

Test & Turn in Homework Analysis: (Click on link to see specific requirements)  

  • Maximum of 15 points possible for a thorough analysis. 

  • Maximum of 4 submissions during the semester.

  • Must be submitted within one week of my returning the graded material back to the class.

  • No submissions after the end of April, or the end of November.

Test/ Major Quiz Preparation: (Click on link to see specific requirements)

  • Maximum of  15 points possible for each submission.

  • Maximum of 3 submissions during the semester.

  • Submissions are only accepted at the beginning of an in class test.

Compilation of Meaningful Notes: (Click on link to see specific requirements)

  • Maximum of 15 points possible for each submission

  • Maximum of 3 submissions during the semester.

  • Submissions are only accepted at the beginning of an in class test.

Organized Collection: (Click on link to see specific requirements)

  • Maximum of 20 points possible at the end of the semester. 

  • One submission - You MUST notify me that you are going to use this option during the last full week of classes before the evaluation week.

  • Submissions will only be accepted at the beginning of the designated final exam day.

 

Other Possibilities: Feel free to talk to me if you have other ideas for Success Strategy Options. I am happy to work with you if your idea is well thought out. Points possible will be determined based on the option you present.

 


Material created by J. Halsey - Updated Fall 2017 - This material should not be used without permission of  J. Halsey.