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SYLLABUS PART 3: HELP (2017)

LAST UPDATED: 2017-09-09
(The second general-purpose appendix to any syllabus.)

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If in doubt, if you have any questions or worries about anything, please ask!

  • this course, your class, and your instructor are a safe space and here to help
  • if I don’t know an answer—I’m merely human—I’ll help you to find someone who does
  • this is a community of care

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SYLLABUS PART 2: THE RULES (2017)

It’s that time of year again. Time for updating the general-purpose appendix to all syllabus for all courses…

LAST UPDATED: 2017-09-14

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THE RULES (2016)

It’s that time of year again. Time for updating the general-purpose appendix to all syllabus for all courses.

LAST UPDATED: 2016-09-01

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MENU: AIMS, OBJECTIVES, EXPECTATIONS, RESPONSIBILITIES, GRADING CRITERIA

I. Aims and objectives
II. Expectations
III. Responsibilities
IV. Grading criteria
V. Plagiarism
VI. Late work
VII. Extensions and making up for missed work
VIII. Tests and examinations
IX. Quick links to UBC rules, policies, and procedures

CAVEAT AND PREAMBULATORY FIRST RULE

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rules of engagement

Adapted from the “User’s Guide and Code of Practice” I wrote for the Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland in 2008. Updated in 2015.
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reading in progress

[UPDATE, YEARS LATER: THIS POST IS VERY OLD AND I’M NOT SURE I CAN BE ARSED REVISING IT. WHO KNOWS, I MIGHT, IF I GET STUCK AT HOME IN SERIOUSLY INCLEMENT WEATHER, WITH AN INJURY THAT DOESN’T PREVENT ME FROM TYPING, UNLIMITED BOOZE, AND A NEED FOR THERAPEUTIC LISTING.]
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research in progress

[UPDATE, YEARS LATER: THIS POST IS VERY OLD AND I’M NOT SURE I CAN BE ARSED REVISING IT. WHO KNOWS, I MIGHT, IF I GET STUCK AT HOME IN SERIOUSLY INCLEMENT WEATHER, WITH AN INJURY THAT DOESN’T PREVENT ME FROM TYPING, UNLIMITED BOOZE, AND A NEED FOR THERAPEUTIC LISTING.]
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writings in progress


[UPDATE, YEARS LATER: THIS POST IS VERY OLD AND I’M NOT SURE I CAN BE ARSED REVISING IT. WHO KNOWS, I MIGHT, IF I GET STUCK AT HOME IN SERIOUSLY INCLEMENT WEATHER, WITH AN INJURY THAT DOESN’T PREVENT ME FROM TYPING, UNLIMITED BOOZE, AND A NEED FOR THERAPEUTIC LISTING.]
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ABOUT THE OBRIENATRIX

[UPDATE SEVERAL YEARS LATER: SORRY TO REDIRECT YOU, GENTLE READER: THE UPDATED VERSION IS HERE.]