Essay Extra Credit(up to 5 points on first version and revision)
*This is the extra credit that will have the biggest impact on your grade.*
You can get extra credit on any major writing assignment (essay, research assignment, technical writing documents, cover letters) by going to the college’s writing centers. You must follow these rules.
You must go to the writing center at least one day before the assignment due date.
You must turn in your writing center draft with your final essay, and the draft must be stamped and signed by writing center staff. (Other campuses have different processes, but either way you must submit proof of the date, time, and the draft.)
You must use the advice given at least with grammar unless you have some compelling reason not to. With stylistic advice, remember that you have more knowledge of my expectations, so you need to make sure to make your decisions with that in mind. If you blow off good advice, you will not get credit.
You may use the EPCC Online Writing Center. If you do, you need to include the draft they commented on when you turn in your essay. The EPCC Online Writing Center maintains a maximum 48 hour turnaround time, so plan accordingly.
If you go to the writing center with your first assignment, you can receive up to 10 points for your first visit on the rough draft.
REMEMBER: You must go to the writing center at least one day before the assignment due date.
Giving Extra Credit (5 points per quiz, up to 3)
In order to encourage you to give back to your community, I will give you 5 extra credit points on your lowest quiz grade if you donate to a non-profit organization. You can take advantage of this up to 3 times during the semester. You can donate blood, your time, or other things. Here are some local non-profits, but there are others as well.
United Blood Services–they visit the college each semester, so it’s a convenient way to help save up to 3 lives and get some extra credit.