Global Studies Homework Expectations Know when assignments are due! • Check the side whiteboard every day before class begins and update your agenda. • Assignments sometimes don’t get posted to Infinite Campus until later, so always keep a record of what’s due and when. Type your homework! • Handwritten work is only for when you CAN’T type it, not for when you don’t feel like it and just want to do it quickly! • Handwritten work must be neatly done. If you find yourself crossing out stuff and writing over it, you need to rewrite. Do a second draft! Type your homework! • When you type, double-space! • If you can’t print it, email it. – Attach a Word document to the email and send it to my email address, not yours! – firstname.lastname@example.org • If you have to write it out, leave margins on both edges of the paper; don’t fill up the whole sheet; leave room for teacher’s comments! Spend time on your work! • Don’t expect good grades if you just dash off quick answers to homework assignments. • You need to spend time thinking before you write anything. • Explain your answers. • Give appropriate details, and don’t just write the shortest thing you think you can get away with. Spend time on your work! • Read the assignment carefully before you try answering the questions. • Refer to information from the reading, but don’t copy word-for-word! • Always write in complete in sentences. • Proofread your work and ask yourself if someone else could understand what your said. • And don’t forget: NEATNESS COUNTS! Turn in work on time! • Half credit the next day. • Zero anytime after that! *Unless there is a legitimate excuse Keep you graded homework, quizzes & tests in your binder! • Old homework is something to study from when you have tests. • Test questions often come from homework assignments, so keep the graded assignments that are returned to you and study from them at test times. • Many of those test questions also appear on the Midterm and Final Exams. Keep packets and handouts in a special binder just for this class. • You will get a number of packets that supplement classwork and the textbook. • Most of them will be for homework or test review, and many will be readings to supplement the textbook. • Keep all of these handouts in a special binder just for this class. • Don’t throw them out or lose them. • You’ll need them to study for exams!