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Writing for the Workplace 3

the opinions and work of others without giving credit. It is not limited to written materials. It includes the wrongful appropriation in whole or in part of someone else’s literary, artistic, musical, mechanical, or computer-based work.


  • 1.

    The student may be given a grade-reduction penalty within the course in which the act occurred and/or be required to fulfill additional academic requirements within the course at the discretion of the instructor. The grade reduction may encompass one portion of a course (such as a particular assignment or exam) or apply to the entire course (such as dropping the student one letter grade).

  • 2.

    The student may be given a failing grade of "F" for the course. Instructors have the right to assign such a grade for any instance of academic dishonesty, and the student may not withdraw from the course in order to avoid this penalty.

  • 3.

    The student may be temporarily suspended from enrollment at the University.

  • 4.

    The student may be permanently dismissed from enrollment at the University.


Wikipedia Policy

Dr. Downing’s Grading Scale for All Courses A = 90-100 B = 80-89 C = 70-79 D = 60-69 F = 59 or below

While Wikipedia is a fine source for general background information on any topic (including color maps and photos), it is—and never will be—a primary source of information.

Therefore, while I encourage you to visit Wikipedia as you begin your research, DO NOT cite it in your papers. Instead, follow up on the sources listed on individual Wiki pages and conduct your research from there.

VII. Documented Disabilities Any student who has a need for accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the professor privately to discuss the specific situation as soon as possible. Additionally, the student should contact Disability Resources and Services at 610-683-4108 or in Stratton Administration Center 215 to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.

VIII. Some Friendly Tips

You will succeed in this course if you remember these points:

  • Work closely with me.

  • Plan, plan, plan.

  • Begin reading immediately.

  • Revise your work several times.

  • Do not submit first drafts as finished work.

  • Finally, as stated by university policy: use of all electronic devices, including cell phones, is not permitted during class or class- related sessions, especially testing and evaluation—or when I am trying to explain something to the class. Cell phones should be turned OFF and out of sight. Exceptions to this policy are by permission of the instructor only.

    • IX.


I certify that I have read this syllabus and am responsible for all of the information. I further understand that if portions of this syllabus are unclear to me, it is my responsibility to clarify such information with the instructor.

Signed___________________________________________ Date


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