Administrative Info

Email Correspondence
This class focuses on how technologies and technical formats for writing affect rhetorical content, so you need to be mindful of your own use of email.  Consider email for what it is— an epistolary form of text-based communication.  Craft your emails to me, your TAs, and to other students accordingly: with respect and with respectful use of language.  This means that the email must include a subject line, an address, thoughtful and respectful prose in the body paragraph, and a signature.  Also, although email is a nearly instantaneous mode of communication, do not expect my responses to be so.  Do not expect me to respond within 24 hours to any email and certainly not one sent on the eve of a deadline; this means that you need to plan in advance in order to receive the kind of feedback and attention you need before deadlines approach.


UCSD has a university-wide Policy on Integrity of Scholarship, published annually in the General Catalog, and online at All students must read and be familiar with this Policy. All suspected violations of academic integrity will be reported to UCSD’s Academic Integrity Coordinator. Students found to have violated UCSD’s

standards for academic integrity may receive both administrative and academic sanctions.  Administrative sanctions may extend up to and include suspension or dismissal, and

academic sanctions may include failure of the assignment or failure of the course. Specific examples of prohibited violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to, the following:


Academic stealing refers to the theft of exams or exam answers, of papers or take-home exams composed by others, and of research notes, computer files, or data collected by others.

Academic cheating, collusion, and fraud refer to having others do your schoolwork or allowing them to present your work as their own; using unauthorized materials during exams; inventing data or bibliography to support a paper, project, or exam; purchasing tests, answers, or papers from any source whatsoever; submitting (nearly) identical papers to two classes.

Misrepresenting personal or family emergencies or health problems in order to extend deadlines and alter due dates or requirements is another form of academic fraud. Claiming you have been ill when you were not, claiming that a family member has been ill or has died when that is untrue are some examples of unacceptable ways of trying to gain more time than your fellow students have been allowed in which to complete assigned work.

Plagiarism refers to the use of another’s work without full acknowledgment, whether by suppressing the reference, neglecting to identify direct quotations, paraphrasing closely or at length without citing sources, spuriously identifying quotations or data, or cutting and pasting the work of several (usually unidentified) authors into a single undifferentiated whole.



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