Faculty of Fine Arts

Department of Music
Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, Dancehall
FA/MUSI 1570 6.0


YORK UNIVERSITY

 

PARTICIPATION
 

Participation is worth 15% of your mark - that is equivalent to the weight of Test 2 or Test 3. These marks are important and you should make every attempt to take full advantage of them. To maximize these marks you must do the participation assignments and participate and interact during the class. This means asking and answering questions. Disrupting the class with audible chatter can work against you and may accumulate negative class participation marks for you. It is imperative that you do not disrupt other students from listening to and following the lecture.

PARTICIPTION NOTES


  • ATTEND

There can be no participation without attendance. Attend the class, follow the lecture and put in your 2 cents.

  • ASK AND ANSWER QUESTIONS

Participation marks are for actually participating in the class. You are rewarded for asking and/or answering questions - even if you are not 100% correct. If you are shy, we know that this can be a problem, but we still encourage you to get involved in the class.

  • PARTICIPATION ASSIGNMENTS

For those who simply will not talk in class, there is hope in the form of participation assignments that are handed out in class. These are typically due at the beginning of the following class. You must complete these on a single sheet of paper - you can use both sides. They will not be returned but you will receive a credit for doing them. The credit reflects how much effort you put into doing these assignment. Sub-par efforts will certainly be reflected in your mark for each assignment. These assignments can be handed out any time - at the beginning or end of a class. They will not be emailed to students who missed the class. Also there is no credit for absences - regardless of the reason.

  • YEAR-END INTERVIEW

At the end of the year, we interview students so that the in-class participation mark can be judged. Please make sure that you are present when this occurs. In a class this size, it is possible that you will receive a 'default' grade for participation if you were not present and we do not know your name.

  • ABSENCES

There is no need to present a doctor's notes to explain absences that caused you to miss a participation assignment. If you missed a participation assignment, you missed it. Doctor's notes will not result in you receiving any remedy for missing these mini assignments.

 
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