Your participation accounts for 5% of your overall score.

Your participation will be monitored on a weekly basis. To score highly in your participation you need to be enthusiastic in your studies, bring your textbook to every class, have your cell phone on manner mode and use it only as a dictionary in the class, be awake in the class, give homework on the due date and be an active member of the classroom.

Moreover, you will be placed into groups regularly during the term and this is an opportunity for you to bring in your own material. Then on the appointed date you and your group members will open the class by informally presenting something which is related to the discussion topic of that class.

At the beginning of the term all students' participation score starts at 100%. However, each time you are weak in your participation (i.e. you don't bring your book to class, you don't prepare a small homework assignment which I've given you to do for the following class etc, etc) you will be deducted 10% off your score. Accordingly, if you have not adhered to the participation rules on 2 occasions this will mean that you score 80% out of a possible 100%. Which at the end of the term will equate to 4% out of a possible 5% with regards to your overall grade.

Also, please be aware that bonus marks can be obtained for participation by posting your thoughts to some small discussion prompts on My eTL. Nevertheless, I will not necessarily announce this in the class as I want to see who takes the initiative by showing autonomy in their studies and regularly making use of the martial sources which are available outside of the class time.If you are succesful in obtaining a bonus mark then each bonus mark will be added as an additional 0.5% to your lowest scored essay which you have produced during the term.