All students should behave according
to the rules of Lincoln-Way High School.
Cell phones should be turned off and put away at all times.
Please be in your seat when the bell rings.
There is no eating, drinking, or chewing gum in class.
We will respect ourselves and each other. As your teacher, I will treat you as
adults and expect mature behavior in return. I expect your attention to class
matters at all times. This means you should refrain from doing work for other
classes or attempting to sleep. Calculators should never be out. If you finish
a test or assignment before the rest of the class, use the time to begin
reading your next assignment or to work in your vocabulary book.
Assignments are due at the beginning of the period or they are considered late.
Late work will be accepted one day late with a 50% point deduction. After one
day late, assignments will not be accepted and will result in a zero.
All work must be completed in blue or black ink.
Formal assignments should be typed and double spaced. In addition to a hard
copy brought to class, all essays must be submitted to Turnitin.com.
I do not round grades, so please make the most of every opportunity for points.
Attendance and Make-Up Work:
Attendance is essential to your success in English. Please make every effort
to be in school each day. I also expect you to be on time for class.
Quizzes or tests must be made up by appointment before school, after school,
or during advisory. You will have as many days as you are absent plus one
additional day to turn in work or make up quizzes.
Work that is due the day that you are absent will be due at the beginning of
the period the day that you return.
Plagiarism is cheating that consists of using the work of others without
adequate acknowledgment. Any idea, fact, or language borrowed from a source
must be documented formally or informally. Plagiarism is the act of using
someone else's words or ideas as if they were one's own. It is plagiarism to
change even a few words and give no credit to the author. Plagiarism also
includes turning in an assignment prepared by someone other than you, copying
an assignment or a test from another student or allowing someone to do so from
you. Routinely, once it has been proven, plagiarism will result in a student's
failure of the assignment or failure in the course