You will be writing 3
papers first semester and at least 2 papers second semester.
All papers must be
typed. No exceptions.
You will turn in two
(2) hard copies of each paper,
one for me to comment
on and one for your portfolio. You may not “turn in” a paper to me
All papers in this
class will go through multiple steps: proposal, several drafts, and a
In general (except for your second World Literature paper), this process
will take 4-5 weeks.
Your papers will be
due during a given WEEK, not on a given day. For example, if your Taming paper
proposal is due during Week 3 (Sept. 15-19), can turn your paper in on
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday (by
4 pm.). During Week
4, your first Taming essay draft will be due. Again, you can turn it
in on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday (by 4 pm.). And so
This requires a lot of
discipline on your part. Why?
no late work.
I must have your paper
by 4 pm. Friday (whether you’re absent or not, whether you’ve had a crisis
or not) or you’ve missed your opportunity to get in your paper that week.
need 1-2 days to read your work.
So if you turn your paper in on a Friday, you will not get it back until the
next Monday… and yet you’ll have to turn in the next part of your paper by
the next Friday.
All of your papers
should have a title and also heading with the following:
Name of the
Assignment (e.g., Taming Paper Proposal)
Draft #___ (to
differentiate first drafts from revisions)
IB World Literature
Due date (be
sure to change this for revisions you turn in)
There is no late work
for credit. You can turn anything in late, and it will be looked at, but
not graded. If you are absent on the day a SMALL assignment
is due, you must bring me the assignment and a note to excuse your absence
the day you return to school. If you are absent the day an essay or large
project is due, you must make arrangements to get your paper or project to
school even if you won’t be there. Oral commentaries cannot be rescheduled
so be there for yours.
and Extended Essays
Your extended essay assignment for IB will be
broken down into several steps and your work on these steps will be embedded
into your grade in this class (see above: This will count towards your
first and second quarter ORALS/IMPROMPUS/EXTENDED ESSAY part of your grade…
worth 15% each quarter.)