Roadmap for Success

A breakdown of what a student can expect in the course in terms of time

This estimated timeline will help you plan your week's activities. Many services are available to help facilitate your learning and academic success. These services include tutors, advisors, program chairs, associate deans, and ombuddies (for online students).  A successful student should anticipate the following timeline:

 

Expected Course Hours

Module

Soft Skills

Grammar & Mechanics

Preparation

Paragraphs

Sources & APA Format

Rough Draft

Revision & Editing

Final Draft

Total

In-Course Contact Hours

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

40

Total In-Course Contact Hours

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

40

 

Recommended Outside Study for Success

Reading

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

8

Research

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

40

Course Work

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

24

Daily Checkpoints

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

8

Total Outside Study Hours

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

80

Total Course Hours

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

120

 


Grading

Grade Weights:

5%

Soft Skills

16%

Grammar & Mechanics

8%

Preparation

16%

Paragraphs

13%

Sources & APA Format

12%

Rough Draft

5%

Revision & Editing

17%

Final Draft

8%

Daily Checkpoints

Assessments can include any of the following: quizzes, tests, exams, etc.


Grading Point Scale

Module

Assessments

Assignments

Discussions

Daily Checkpoints

Total Points

Soft Skills

.5%

4.5%

0%

1%

6%

Grammar & Mechanics

18%

0%

0%

1%

19%

Preparation

.5%

4.5%

0%

1%

6%

Paragraphs

9%

9%

0%

1%

19%

Sources & APA Format

12%

0%

0%

1%

13%

Rough Draft

0%

12%

0%

1%

13%

Revision & Editing

2.5%

0%

2.5%

1%

6%

Final Draft

0%

17%

0%

1%

18%

Total

42.5%

47%

2.5%

8%

100%

 

 

 

Grading Scale

Letter Grade

Percentage

Grade Points

Explanation

A

94%– 100%

4.0

Excellent

 A-

90% – 93%

3.7

  B

87% – 89%

3.4

B

84% – 86%

3.0

Very Good

 

 B-

80% – 83%

2.7

  C

77% – 79%

2.4

C

74% – 76%

2.0

Average

 C-

70% – 73%

1.7

  D

67% – 69%

1.4

D

64% – 66%

1.0

Poor

 D-

60% – 63%

.7

F

0% – 59%

0

Failing