Each student in this course is expected to abide by the Northwestern University Code of Academic Integrity. Any work submitted by a student in this course for academic credit will be the student's own work. For this course, collaboration is allowed in the editing process from other members of the course and tutors at the Writing Place. Penalty for plagiarism at Northwestern is severe, and understanding plagiarism is a goal of this course. Should plagiarism on a final draft occur, you must meet with the WCAS Office of Academic Integrity.
In compliance with the Northwestern University policy and equal access laws, I am available to discuss appropriate academic accommodations that may be required for student with disabilities. Requests for academic accommodations are to be made during the first two weeks of the quarter, except for unusual circumstances, so arrangements can be made. Students are encouraged to register with Student Disability Services to verify their eligibility for appropriate accommodations.
If you use your laptop/iPad/other electronic device during class—as many of you may choose to do because of our use of Blackboard and peer editing—please refrain from using it for activities unrelated to class (e-mail, gchat, Wikipedia checks, online shopping, etc.). Any student discovered to be using his/her computer for such purposes during the seminar will receive an unexcused absence for that session.