All distributed assignments will include a fixed number of points for that assignment. Because of COVID I’m not willing to make promises about exactly what the point breakdown will be, since certain things–in particular, in-person archival research–may or may not be possible. But the general breakdown is likely to be something like the following.
That adds up to fifteen points, so the value of the archival paper would be (6/15) * 0.55.
Work is generally graded with letters.
A means 95, A- means 92, B+ means 88, and so on.
Unexcused late work will be penalized at a rate of one-third of a letter grade for every 48 hours it is late.
The end of this syllabus includes a longer description of what sort of work will receive an “A,” a “B,” and so forth.