Grading

To fulfill the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement, AWP 3 and AWP 4B must be taken for a letter grade. However, your assignments and final papers will not receive letter grades. Instead, you will receive written commentary on how well your papers demonstrate your ability to meet the course’s nine objectives. You will learn to assess your own work according to the same criteria. The final portfolio project will be assessed by your instructor and at least one other instructor, also using these criteria, in order to determine whether or not you will pass. Portfolios that demonstrate competency in the nine objectives will be passed with a grade of C or above. If your portfolio passes, you will be able to enroll in your College Writing courses—provided that you have also met the attendance policy and that you have been a conscientious student and peer. If your portfolio demonstrates that you are not ready for College Writing courses, you will receive a grade of C- or lower for the course. You will then need to re-enroll in AWP 3. The criteria for determining your final course grade are more fully articulated in the course syllabi.