credit may be earned in two ways, by:
many students can use additional help with their learning skills,
attendance in certain “Student Success Workshops” can lead to
assignment credit (see the Mech
1 syllabus). These workshops are free to registered
SUCCESS WORKSHOPS FOR THIS SEMESTER PDF
See your instructor if information is not
available on the link.
topics from the above list that may be used for substitute credit
include the following, but others may be acceptable
(send me an e-mail for approval):
Academic Skills Academy: English
Analysis in Writing
Citing in MLA
Evaluating Information and Misinformation
Study in Style
Textbook Navigation & Note-taking Skills
Time Management Techniques
the workshop is completed, the student must submit
both of the following by the due date:
workshop presenter's signature on his/her original official
attendance form (shown below).
copy of one page from the student's notes taken during
each workshop successfully completed, an activity grade may be
substituted with a 100% score.
for example, a student received a 70% on an activity, it could
be replaced by a 100% score with the successful completion of
a student has all 100% activity grades, the extra credit may
be substituted for a low quiz grade.
the student has chosen which grade to replace, the new grade
cannot be changed to a different activity.
will be no substitute credit allowed if the workshop is canceled
for whatever reason (even though the student may have tried
titles, topics and rules for credit are subject to change and
Mr. Robinson has the final decision on suitability of any workshop
for substitute credit.
credit" is intended to "substitute" for low scores,
not to replace missed grades.
exercises are part of the required curriculum and must be completed
to be eligible for substitute credit. A "0"
(zero) grade will not be eligible for substitution. Credit
sharing/transfer isn't allowed.
who would prefer an alternative to a Success Workshop can see
one described on THIS PAGE.
of a grade improvement:
- There are many factors
that contribute to how much a student's overall grade may or
may not be improved by participating in substitute credit activities.
- The change may not
be enough to affect the recorded letter grade for the class.
- Substitute credit
is intended as an incentive to encourage enhancement of student
learning skills (not buffer student grades).
in any supplemental credit activity (substitute credit, extra
credit) that requires presence at a different school location
and/or a time that differs from the usual class period is undertaken
at the student's own discretion and risk, is completely voluntary
and optional and will always have an equivalent alternative