Bonnecarrere Purpose: The main purpose of the policy is to help limit the amount of time students must spend doing homework, particularly when the student already has a solid understanding of the concepts. However, students are responsible for knowing all material that is on every homework, whether they choose to complete it or not A secondary purpose will be to help prepare students for a similar policy if they plan to attend college. College students are expected to do readings and assignments, yet very few of those are collected and graded by professors. Each student must decide if they understand the material well enough to skip the reading and get the information from attending class. This policy in Government class will allow students to do the same thing.
Policy: No homework assignment is truly "optional." Students are expected to do every one, and will be held accountable for all of the information on every assignment. However, not all homeworks will be collected and/or graded. A student’s decision to not do an assignment is final; they may not turn it in later for a grade.All students will be required to take notes on the homework when we review it in class. Students who do less than 50% of the non-required homeworks will not be eligible to do any extra credit assignments that might be offered. Students should preview each assignment to see if they can answer the questions without reading it. If they cannot, they should consider doing the assignment. Students are encouraged to do homework. This will help raise their overall homework average and help protect against poor grades on tests and quizzes.