Introduction to Philosophy
PAPER TOPIC I
A Credit/No Credit/Extra Credit Paper
If you receive "credit" on the paper (your paper), the percentages for weighing the remaining three papers will be as follows: 40% for your strongest essay, 30% for your next best effort and 20% for the one which is least successful of the three. If you fail to receive credit, grades will be broken down among all four papers: 30% for your best effort, 25% for your next best effort, 20% for the next after that, and 15% for the least successful of the four. No credit on the paper will be equivalent to a "C-" or below. Keeping a journal and/or participation, speaking with others, parents and friends, roommates and classmates about problems that arise in class, in the readings and the paper topics and/or coming to discussion sessions will count 5% and the quiz will count for the remaining 5%.
In order to receive "extra credit," which could improve any one of your graded papers in the course by a third of a grade, thus turning, for example, a B (3.0) into a B+ (3.3) or an A- (3.7) into an A (4.0), you must answer the question posed in the "EXTRA CREDIT" section of this First Paper Topic.
"CREDIT" PAPERS that aim to receive simply "credit" should be between five to six pages in length, or longer if you wish. If you also decide to take a stab at "EXTRA CREDIT" you should, perhaps, use an extra sheet of paper for each part of the three-part assignment.
Papers should be double-spaced.
Please number pages.
Papers are due, at the start of class, on FRIDAY, October the 7th.
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