Evaluation

Your grades in the course are determined by daily performance. We do not accept late homework and would appreciate advanced notice if you foresee irregular attendance.

There is no curve in this course. You are competing against the communicative demands of the language, not against your classmates. Each person will have to perform to receive credit; but, there is nothing in the grading system to discourage collaborative efforts to achieve the highest level of performance possible.

Tests constitute 50% of your total course grade and homework the other 50%. Given how many homework and quizzes there are, it’s hard to score an “A” for this course but also hard to fail it. There is an oral final worth 10% consisting of recitations of written skits and short soliloquies from film clips.

Areas in which your performance is graded:

  1. Character dictation 听写; we have dictation each time the new vocabulary is introduced. You need to be able to write these Chinese characters correctly without looking at the textbook or dictionary. The character dictation also takes the form of skit dictation.
  2. Note-taking 记笔记; class notes are collected at the end of the class in which new words and phrases are introduced on blackboard. If you find yourself unable to write fast enough to take all the notes, you need to improve on the speed.
  3. In-class tests 测验/考试; these tests are routinely given to find out how well you are comprehending the text and readings. The formats of these tests include: multiple choices, true or false, filling the blanks, unscramble fragments, and sequencing.
  4. Homework 作业; it must be done on homework sheets and/or typed from your computer. You need to write full sentences rather than only fragments. If handwritten, your homework must be doubled spaced with plenty of margin for comments.
  5. Composition and essays 作文; sometimes the writing assignments can be in the form of interviews with Chinese nationals on campus when you need to transcribe the audio recording of the actual conversation.

Grades and scores

ID # 生词 抄写 答十 抄十 是..的 十句 测验
测验 生词 问题 课文 练习 誊写 课文
1 1146234  70  90 90 100 85 95 100
2 1141950 90  90 95 100 95  100 85
3 1163832 85 0  0  0 90 100 95
4 1145627 85 100 90 100 90 0 67
5 1150935 75 90 90 100 80 90 90
6 1155633 70 0 100 100 100 100 83
7 1163536 70 100 100 100 50 90 88
8 1152811 60 0 95 100 50 90 92
9 1166772 75 100 100 100 75 70 81
10 1164451 80 100 100 100 100 95 95
11 1155627 80 95  100 100 100 100 100
12 1152953 90 100 100 100 100 100 100
13 1130999 85 0 100 100 85 0 100
14 1234567 90 0 0  0 0 0 100
ID # 听力 抄写 测验 抄写 采访 语法 课堂
测验 阅读 阅读 听力 作业 写作 笔记
1 1146234 80 100 65 100 95 80 100
2 1141950 80 100 90 100 85 95 0
3 1163832 95 0 91 100 100 100 100
4 1145627 85 100 60 100 100 100 100
5 1150935 90 100 70 0 0 65 0
6 1155633 0 100 86 100 0 0 100
7 1163536 65 100 25 0 85 80 100
8 1152811 72 100 82 100 100 100 100
9 1166772 70 100 80 100 85 100 100
10 1164451 85 100 86 0 0 100 100
11 1155627 90 100 95 100 85 90 100
12 1152953 100 100 90 100 100 95 100
13 1130999 55 0 60 0 0 60 0
14 1234567 50 0 80 0 0  0 0
ID # 生词 抄二 课文 默写 二课 二课 短文
听写 课词 测验 对话 听测 读测 造句
1 1146234 70 100  70  95 108 71  95
2 1141950 65 100 80 100 103 95  80
3 1163832 85 100 90 100 100 110  90
4 1145627 85 100 75 100 108 90 100
5 1150935 95 100 70 100 85 70 0
6 1155633 70 100 65 100 0 0 0
7 1163536 60 100 0  0 0  0 0
8 1152811 80 0 90 100 104 100 80
9 1166772 95 100 80 100 108 85 90
10 1164451 70 100 75 100 103 92 90
11 1155627 75 100 75 100 108 100 90
12 1152953 90 100 90 100 98 82 90
13 1130999 60 0 70 0 87 90 0
14 1234567 0 0 80 0 100 100 0
ID # 誊写 课堂  短文 抄写 语法 课文3 听写
十句 笔记 造句2 课文2 13题 测验 10句
1 1146234 90 100 0 100 95 0 0
2 1141950 100 0 90 100 100 0 0
3 1163832 100 100 90 100 100 40 100
4 1145627 100 100  100 100 100 105 0
5 1150935 95 0 75 80 0 40 0
6 1155633 90 0 85 0 95 75 0
7 1152811 90  90 75 80 95 50 100
8 1166772 100 100 100 100 100 40  100
9 1164451 80 100 90 100 0 75 0
10 1155627 100 100 90 100 95 80 90
11 1152953 100 100 90 100 95 60 100
12 1130999 0 85 0 0 0 0 0
13 1234567 0 0 0 0 0 0 0