Attendance Policy for First-Year Composition

What follows is the usual attendance policy for English 1101 and 1102, one that teachers have agreed is effective in helping students do well. Please read your teacher's policies for attendance and tardiness carefully, as they may include provisions in addition to what appears below, and contact her/him with any questions during the first week of class.

Because writing courses depend on class discussion, peer review, and practice in certain skills in addition to lecture and presentation, the English Department's policy is that students who miss six or more days of class—that is, 20% or more—should not receive credit for English 1101 or 1102. Students may miss three days of class—that is, 10% of class meetings—each semester with no added penalty other than missing the lesson.