Requirements and points (500 total)
200 points for your class project
100 points for your creative explorations (four collaborative mini-projects, 25 points each: you will develop one of these into your final project)
80 points for blog posts (8 posts over the semester, 10 points for each one)
50 points for active engagement and participation in class
40 points for in-class quizzes
25 points for attending 2 capstone workshops and turning in your proposal
5 points for meeting with me at least once before November 20 to discuss your capstone ideas
Your grade for the class is based on performance throughout the semester, not just a final project or exam. As you can see, your grade also counts on your working at being a good member of the class community. We each have different skills and experiences, and we should use them cooperatively and collaboratively.
A significant part of your grade in this class will come from your participation as a citizen, co-creator, and team member: working with your classmates and helping them to make their work the best it can be will help you do well. Grades are not curved; I want everyone to do well (not least because teaching is much more rewarding for me when everyone brings their best to class).