H OMEWORK : SPAN 1225 involves online assignments that are a substantial component of your work in this class. Assignments will be based on homework in Connect and other activities assigned in the schedule. These activities will help prepare you for the in-class work, which requires interaction between you, your classmates, and your instructor. v Maximize study time . Learning a language successfully requires consistent and constant work and effort. Last minute cramming before an exam will not help you at all. Completing homework assignments on a regular basis will help you determine what you know and what you do not know. As a result, you will be able to increase retention, to keep up with the course material, to come to class better prepared, and improve your chances of success in learning Spanish. v Easy access . You can do your online homework from any computer that accesses the Internet through a reliable Internet browser such as Safari, Firefox, Explorer, or Google Chrome, and McGraw Hill has free apps on iTunes for the iPhone and iPad. The Language Learning Center at Kaufman Hall (Room 228) has computers available for student use in the event that you do not have access to a computer at home. In order to have access to Connect, you must create a user account. To do so, you will need the Connect passcode provided with your textbook bundle, which is valid for up to 24 months per individual. Please note that you must use your given name (as stated on your OU ID) and your OU e-mail to set up a Connect account. If not, your grades will not register. If you purchase a used textbook, you will have to order the Connect code at your bookstore or online. v Self-pacing . You can take the time you need to do the online portion of the course as long as you complete the assignments before the deadlines. Please remember to do your homework for Spanish previous to our class. However, if you forget an online homework assignment and complete it within 24 hours after the deadline, you will be able to earn up to 50% of the possible points (except for the LearnSmart activities). If you complete an online homework later than 24 hours after the deadline, you won’t be able to receive any points. We strongly encourage you to: v Treat your online work seriously. v Close all non-Spanish related sites and media while you work to avoid the temptation of distraction. v Concentrate on your Spanish work while you do it outside of class. C OURSE P OLICIES : P REPAREDNESS : Good preparation will make an enormous difference in how comfortable you will feel in class, how well you will be able to follow the class, and how much you will take from this course in the long run. Just showing up to class is not enough; you need to review, study, and practice before and after class. You are expected to come prepared to each class, having completed any homework tasks, worked with the online materials as relevant, and carefully read the pages in the textbook that are assigned for that day .
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