If using a crisis pass or passes on an assignment

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passes for the semester. If using a crisis pass (or passes) on an assignment, type the number of crisis passes used at the top of the first page in ALL CAPS (e.g. I’M USING 3 CRISIS PASSES). If you do not indicate that you are using a crisis pass when you submit your work, the late penalty will be applied. If you use a crisis pass on a peer review/draft day, you may need to do extra work in order to receive full credit. Crisis passes cannot be used retroactively. In the case of a rare, serious emergency, please contact me to discuss the situation. Submitting Classwork 11
All work must be submitted as specified on the assignment sheet, on the stated date and time. Generally, written work and process work will be due by the start of class on Blackboard, and major projects will be due through Blackboard before midnight. Unless otherwise noted, all formal assignments should be typed using a standard font and size and double-spaced. Class Cancellation and Inclement Weather Policy We’ll do our best to stay on track and engaged in the research and writing process even if our face-to-face meeting is disrupted. If the university closes for weather or other emergencies, check your Mason e-mail and Blackboard page for instructions and schedule modifications. You will likely be asked to complete an online class or activities that will help us stay on track. If the weather is bad, check the GMU website at and look for a scrolling banner announcing delays or closings. You can also sign up for Mason Alert to have university closures and other critical information e-mailed or texted to you. Revision Policy Because revision is such an important part of the writing process and how writers improve, I encourage revisions. You may submit revisions of the first two projects. These must be genuine revisions—not edited papers. You should address the weaknesses of your original essay and try to strengthen them by looking at and expressing your ideas in a new way. To be eligible to revise, you must have a revision conference with me within two weeks of receiving your graded essay. Come prepared to discuss your revision strategies and goals and to set a due date for your revision. We’ll discuss revision, revision goals and some things to consider when proposing a revision due date during class. Regardless of whether you revise, I’m happy to discuss graded work once you’ve read and thought about my comments (no sooner than 24 hours after work is returned to you). You are not guaranteed a higher grade for revising, but you can’t get a lower one. If your revision produces a better product than the first and you’ve done a thorough revision, your new grade replaces the original. Otherwise, you keep your original grade. READ BEFORE YOU REVISE! 12
Your final revision must be submitted as a document that uses “Track Changes” to show each change made. You must also use the comment function to explain why you made at least two significant changes and how each of those changes supports your primary revision goal(s). You must also submit a reflection page that addresses the strengths and weaknesses of the revised essay, the extent to

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