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 Chang laoshi as well;

ID# first Teams class pinyin quiz2 lssn1 char lssn1 10sntcs char1 quiz  Teams2 meet Teams3 meet
1-1234567 0 0 100 0 0 100 0
2-1202628 100 94 100 98 95 100 100
3-1210665 100 98 100 135 95 80 100
4-1214614 100 98 100 105 90 100 100
5-1199940 100 99 100 100 95 100 100
6-1206647 100 96 100 100 100 100 100
7-1200341 100 0 100 60 85 100 100
8-1208279 100 98 100 125 95 100 100
Teams4 meet lssn1 text lssn1 read lssn1 listen interview one  lssn2 vocab Char lssn3
1-1234567
2-1202628 100 100 95 100 100 90 0
3-1210665 100 80 80 95 100 80 100
4-1214614 100 88 95 95 100 80 100
5-1199940 100 100 80 90 100 90 0
6-1206647 100 100 85 0 0 100 0
7-1200341 100 76 75 85 0 0 0
8-1208279 100 96 85 100 0 90 0
lssn2 grammar text2 quiz listen 10sntcs list hmwk lssn3 grmmr  9/16 teams lssn3 listen
1 1234567 50 0 0 100 0
2 1202628 0 100 95 85 100 100 0
3 1210665 80 50 100 90 100 100 100
4 1214614 50 70 100 85 100 100 100
5 1199940 100 100 100 0 0 0 0
6 1206647 70 0 0 0 0 100 0
7 1200341 0 85 100 100 100 0 100
8 1208279 0 95 100 0 0 100 100
Shakes love lssn9 grmmr listen 10sntcs list hmwk lssn3 grmmr  9/16 teams lssn3 listen
1 1234567 0
2 1202628 100
3 1210665 90
4 1214614 0
5 1199940 80 95
6 1206647 100 100
7 1200341 0
8 1208279 100