Participation Grade

You will receive two participation grades: one mid-semester and one at the semester's end. You'll be graded on a scale from 6-10 points on the following three criteria (30 points overall).

Ownership/Leadership
Takes responsibility for maintaining the flow and quality of the discussion when acting as a discussion leader. Helps to redirect or refocus discussion when it becomes sidetracked or unproductive. Comes prepared with a presentation and questions for discussion that go beyond simply summarizing the paper.
  • 10 nearly always | 9 very often | 8 often | 7 occasionally | 6 rarely 

Discussion
Deepens the conversation by providing analysis of complex ideas and recognizing implications and extension beyond the text. Actively attends to what others say as evidenced by regularly building on, clarifying, or responding to their comments in discussions and via perusall annotations
  • 10 nearly always | 9 very often | 8 often | 7 occasionally | 6 rarely 

Engagement
Comes to class where possible, makes an effort to understand the readings (as evidenced by perusall annotations and discussion), is prepared to ask questions or offer critiques, and is not distracted by other things (email, social media, etc).
  • 10 nearly always | 9 very often | 8 often | 7 occasionally | 6 rarely