Evaluative Writing (when done well can be "A" Level Work)Critical writing requires that the learner make judgments about what s/he has researched and reflectedupon. Judginginvolves presenting your opinion, supporting your argument(often with data andfacts), and identifying your reasonsfor your judgment. In evaluating ideas, you need to measure theirinfluence and impact,check their validity, and verify their effectiveness.Your conclusion needs to be good enough to change people's minds, to convince them to make your ideastheir own belief, to lead them to sharing their thought with others.General PoliciesAttendance:Students are expected to attend all class sessions, participate in all class activities, complete exams asscheduled, and turn in all assignments on time. An absence is assessed each time a student is not inattendance during a regularly scheduled class period, whether or not it is an excused absence. An instructormay withdraw a student from class prior to the sixth session in graduate courses if there are more than twounexcused absences. Students who have more than three absences, excused or unexcused, cannot be givena satisfactory grade.Diversity:Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every degree program. Students are required to actrespectfully toward other students and instructors throughout the course. Students are also expected to exhibitan appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom and develop leadership skills andjudgment appropriate to such diversity in the workplace. Students with Disabilities:National University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 andSection 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students seeking special accommodations due to adisability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading
Course Outline 6in the General Catalog. Instructors are require to provide such accommodations if they receive writtennotification from the University. Ethics:Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. Students are also expected to identify ethicalpolicies and practices relevant to course topics.Civility:As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, andrespect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior include but are not limited to thefollowing:-Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professionalmanner.-Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, classdiscussions or presentations-There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gesturesTechnology:Students are expected to be competent in using word-processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software inthis course. Use of the Internet and E-Mail may also be required. However, use of computers during class isdistracting except in connection with a computer-based class activity.