Individual Research and Writing AssignmentsStudents will complete research and writing, tax return preparation, and tax accounting assignments during the semester. Assignments will be graded for both content and writing quality. Assignments should not have typos or misspellings. Proofread your work. If your writing is deemed not competent, you will be required to meet with a writing consultant and revise and resubmit your paper before a grade will be entered. If your writing is deemed competent, you will have the option of meeting with the consultant and revising and resubmittingyour work. Only the writing portion of your grade will be revised on resubmission. If you need assistance with your writing, please visit the GMU Writing Center in Enterprise Hall before submitting your work. Extra Credit AssignmentsThere will not be assignments available for extra credit to be considered for your grade. There may be extra credit points incorporated into the exams and certain of the assignments.CommunicationAny changes in assignments or schedule will be announced via the course web page on Blackboard or in class. Ignorance of course changes due to failure to access the page or attend class is not an acceptable excuse. General RulesUnless otherwise specified, all assignments are due at the beginning of class on the date due. Early submissions will be accepted. All late assignments will be penalized 20% of the possible points for each day late unless you have received my permission to turn it in late due to a reasonable cause.Honor Code StatementACCT 351 has a “zero tolerance” for Honor Code violations. You are expected to understand and follow the Honor Code of the GMU University Catalogue. The hallmarks of the accounting profession are integrity, objectivity, and independence. Cheating in this class will result in a failing grade, being reported to the Honor Code Committee, and being prevented from graduating or possible expulsion from the school. All work on the examinations and writing/tax return assignments is expected to be completed on your own andPage 6 of 12
not shared with others. For more information on GMU’s Honor Code please visit University web site. Students with DisabilitiesThe Office of Disability Services (located in Room 2500. Student Union Building I) provides a wide variety of academic support services to all currently enrolled GMU students who have any type of mental or physical disability of either a temporary or permanent nature. These services include assistance with course accommodations, adaptive equipment, individualized exam administration, taped textbooks, wheelchair repair, library needs, registration, handicapped parking, accessible housing and transportation, as well as many other nees. If you feel that you may need assistance of this nature, call the Center at (703) 993-2474. In addition, you should notify me about any special needs as soon as possible.