Welcome to the English Department
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MHS Late Work Policy
All work is due by the assigned date and time. If a student attempts to turn in an assignment after the teacher has collected that work from the class, the assignment will be considered late.
Daily assignments collected by the teacher will be accepted one day late for 50% of the grade earned. No late credit, however, will be awarded for daily assignments that the teacher checks in class for a completion/effort grade or assignments that the students and teacher review together during class.
Longterm projects and papers will be accepted up to one week late for 50% of the grade earned. This policy does not apply to presentations. A student who fails to give his or her presentation in class on the assigned date will receive a zero for the presentation grade and will have no chance to make up the speech. If a student is absent (and that absence is excused by the office) on the day that a project or presentation is due, the student will be expected to turn in the project or give the presentation on the day that he or she returns to school. The student will receive no extra time to make up the work since the project or presentation was assigned in advance.
The English Department utilizes Turnitin, a plagiarismdetection web site. All formal essays and research papers must be submitted to Turnitin by the assigned date and time. This electronic submission is in addition to a hard copy, which must also be turned in to the teacher by the assigned date and time. If students successfully submit one of the required copies—electronic or print—by the deadline, they will then be given a oneweek grace period during which they must make the other submission. Failure to do so after one week will result in the project or paper being considered late; therefore, students will receive 50% of the grade earned. Please note that the print and electronic submissions must be exactly alike; students may not submit two different versions of the paper or project.
The English Department deems plagiarism and cheating unethical. Cheating or plagiarism will result in failure of the assignment and discipline procedures as indicated in the Student Handbook. Some examples of plagiarism and academic dishonesty include the following:
quotation marks and without citing the original source.
I have read the above information and understand the English Department’s policies regarding late work, Turnitin, and plagiarism.
MHS English Department
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