Education majors must earn a minimum grade of "3"; however, it is your responsibility to earn that minimum grade, not mine to award unearned grades based on your need. I firmly believe that top grades ought to be earned, not handed out like candy, so be prepared to work for your grade. I expect that all of you are capable of at least average work; otherwise, you wouldn’t have been accepted at York College. Generally, students who end up earning grades in the upper half care about their work and make a concerted effort to submit their work in good order and on time. Conversely, those who end up earning grades in the lower half tend to cut classes, submit incomplete and/or poorly written assignments, and forget to submit other assignments altogether. Quite simply, if you don’t think well and write competently, you probably won’t move beyond first year courses.
This introductory literature class is not excessively difficult; however, it is still possible to flunk, so keep up with your work.