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Uga First-year Composition Policies - Quiz


This is a quiz about the policies governing the First-year Composition Program at the University of Georgia, as laid out in Chapters 3 and 5 of the First-year Composition Guide, 2010 edition.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In this MWF class, students may only miss 5 classes before they may expect to be dropped from the course.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Students may miss only 4 classes in a MWF FYC class. "On the firth absence . .. , no matter what the reason, Students can expect to be dropped either with a WP or a WF before the midpoint of the semester and with a WF after midpoint" (FYC Guide, p. 18).

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  • 2. 

    What grade would a student receive if he or she drops after the withdrawal deadline (October 21)?

    • A.

      WP

    • B.

      WF

    • C.

      F

    • D.

      I

    Correct Answer
    B. WF
    Explanation
    All withdrawals after the October midpoint, by University policy, are assigned a grade of WF.

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  • 3. 

    If a grade of “I” (Incomplete) is not removed after three terms (including Summer), it changes automatically to an “F.”

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    See FYC Guide, p. 19.

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  • 4. 

    What does a grade of “C” on an essay mean?

    • A.

      Competent / Credible / Creepy

    • B.

      Comfortable / Cogent / Average

    • C.

      Competent / Credible / Complete

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Competent / Credible / Complete
    Explanation
    See the discussion of the FYC Grading Rubric on p. of the FYC Guide. pp. 44-45.

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  • 5. 

    Who is the first person that you should discuss a grade appeal with?

    • A.

      The Dean of Franklin College

    • B.

      Your Instructor

    • C.

      The Director of First-year Composition

    • D.

      The Department Head of English

    • E.

      The Governor

    Correct Answer
    B. Your Instructor
    Explanation
    See FYC Guide, p. 18.

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  • 6. 

    According to the FYC Grading Rubric, there is a single quality that defines "Distinction" and therefore earns an essay a grade of "A."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    "No single quality defines distinction" (FYC Guide, p. 53).

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  • 7. 

    A writer can show audience awareness through:

    • A.

      Developing his or her credibility (ethos)

    • B.

      Using sound logic and clear reasoning

    • C.

      Demonstrating comfort and familiarity with appropriate jargon or professional vocabularies

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    See FYC Guide, p. 50.

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  • 8. 

    All students taking ENGL1101 write a minimum of three essays (1000-1500 words or longer) that count for at least 50% of the student's final grade.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement states that all students taking ENGL1101 are required to write a minimum of three essays that count for at least 50% of their final grade. Since the statement does not provide any contradictory information or exceptions, it can be inferred that the answer is true.

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  • 9. 

    An essay that contains no grammatical or typographical errors automatically receives a grade of "A."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    An essay that contains no grammatical or typographical errors does not automatically receive a grade of "A." There are other factors that contribute to the grading of an essay, such as the content, structure, organization, and overall coherence. While having no grammatical or typographical errors is certainly important, it does not guarantee a perfect grade.

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  • 10. 

    Your teacher's name, as listed on the course syllabus, i:

    Correct Answer
    Dr. Desmet

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