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 in Moodle constitute 50% of your total course grade; homework and oral drills with Yu laoshi 40%. 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 may have dictation on new vocabulary. You need to be able to write by hand Chinese characters correctly without looking at the textbook. The character dictation also takes the form of skit dictation.
  2. In-class tests and in Moodle 测验/考试; these tests are routinely given to find out how well you are comprehending the text and readings. The formats include: multiple choices, true or false, filling the blanks, unscramble fragments, and sequencing.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 [page 2] [page3] for your oral practice with Yu laoshi as well;

ID# pinyin quiz1 pinyin quiz2 punyin quiz3 pinyin quiz4 pinyin quiz5  lssn1 vocab lssn1 vocab copy
1-1211235
2-1202628
3-1210665
4-1214614
5-1199940
6-1206647
7-1200341
8-1204380
lssn1 text lssn1 listen 是/的采访 lssn2 char quiz lssn2 txtqz  lssn2 listen Char lssn3
1-1211235
2-1202628
3-1210665
4-1214614
5-1199940
6-1206647
7-1200341
8-1204380
lssn3 text char3 dicta char3 copy grm exercise food essay  lssn3 listen lssn3 read
1 1211235
2 1202628
3 1210665
4 1214614
5 1199940
6 1206647
7 1200341
8 1204380