Evaluation is a key element of any learning process. We will work with evaluation in several ways during this course.

The two book quizzes are their own form of self-evaluation: a chance to see if you’re getting at least the minimum content from these books.

I’ll also ask each of you to fill out a substantial end-of-course evaluation tool that will go directly to the faculty secretary for collation, and I will not receive it until after I’ve filed grades (thus giving you yet one more layer of protection and anonymity).

Finally, I’ll collect your portfolios at the end of the term and ponder them carefully, giving you feedback on them and evaluating your work using [my grading rubric][25].

That means that your primary grade in this class will be a number. That number will either translate into a P, M or F, or it can translate into a letter grade if you ask for one.