you chose to incorporate each piece of feedback, or chose not to, how you felt about the assignment,
and what you learned from the assignment.
A few important details: For the analysis you submit, you should include citations for at least 2 papers
published in peer-reviewed journals (we will discuss this in class). Moreover, you should do all of
your original work and save that work (including peer assessments and reflection) in a separate
word document, just in case the site goes down while you are working or there is a glitch and
something does not save properly on the site.
More details on these assignments will be provided in class.
Policy on Lateness: For the final paper, 5% will be deducted for each day (including weekends) the
assignment is late, unless you provide valid documentation. If you do not submit the draft on time or
complete the peer feedback on time, you will not receive grades
Test and Exams: There will be two in class tests and a final exam over the course of the semester. The
two in class tests will be held during class time and will be comprised primarily of multiple choice
questions with some written response questions. These will be two-stage tests where you will answer
the questions on your own first (18%) and then answer some of the same questions and some new
questions with peers (2%). Test 1 will cover content from lectures 2 to 4. Test 2 will cover content from
lectures 6-8 (you read this right, lecture 5 will only be covered on the final exam. Test 2 will not have
any questions on the trait approach). The final exam will be held during the final exam period and it
will be cumulative (lectures 2 to 10). It will be comprised primarily of multiple choice, with some
written response questions, but there will be no group work.
Missed Exams. If you miss an in-class test, you must submit valid documentation within one
week of the missed test to the instructor or TAs. Medical documentation must show that the physician
was consulted within one the day of the missed term test. The form to be used for medical
documentation may be found at the following web site:
http://www.utoronto.ca/health/forms/medcert.gif. If your request is approved, your grade will re-
weighted to compensate for the missed test. There are no make-up tests for the in-class tests.
Ensuring Fairness in Marking: Two steps will be taken to ensure fairness in the marking of your
exams and assignments:
1. For the exams, quantitative methods will be used to evaluate the pedagogical quality of the multiple
choice questions. Students will be given marks back for a question that is quantitatively proven to be
substandard. That is, any question that students perform worse than chance at (in a question with five
options, less than 20% of students getting the answer correct would be less than chance), will be
considered of poor quality and students will be given marks for this question if they answered it
incorrectly. Questions that are not multiple choice will be carefully examined both before and after the
exam to ensure fairness.
2. Your final paper will be marked by the TAs. Marking these types of assignments can be very
challenging and somewhat subjective (Each TA’s perception of a good paper may differ). In order to
make this process as fair as possible, I will be creating a detailed rubric for the TAs to use when
grading these assignments. I will provide you with a copy of these rubrics at least one week before the
assignment is due. This should provide you with a clear understanding of how you will be graded
before you submit your assignment.
Contesting your grade: Please think carefully before contesting your grade for an assignment or
exam. Your course instructors and TAs work very hard to mark course assignments and exams as fairly
as possible. If you have concerns about how an assignment was graded, you need to submit an official