Creating Web Documents

Assignment Grading Criteria

If you make false or misleading statements about the course requirements at any time during this class, including misrepresenting or inaccurately presenting course requirements (including stating "I did the assignment," when you did not get a receipt), I reserve the right to grade your assignment as a 0 and possibly grade you as an F in this course. If you engage in any fraud or deception in doing your assignment or making your appeal, I may recommend that you be expelled from the University and/or face criminal prosecution.

50% Content
Your Web page(s) must contain the items as specified in the assignment
10% Operation
For security and administrative reasons, you must use the Unix account supplied to you by the University for your Web pages and to email your URL to your instructor--failure to do so will result in your assignment not being graded. UW-Milwaukee students can use panthermail.uwm.edu for emailing.

Your HTML page(s) must work in my Web browser when I grade your assignment. I will check back if the server where your page(s) are located is down, of course. You can't withdraw your assignment once you turn it in.

  • You will lose points if you send me an incorrect URL or a URL that is not in the proper syntax.
  • You will lose points if you don't include the proper subject line of the email as described in the turning in procedures.
  • You will lose points if you use any technology that requires considerable download time (such as large images) or causes my Web browser to crash.
30% HTML Syntax
  • Your Web page(s) must pass syntax validation. You will lose points for non-standard or proprietary elements or attributes on your page. You will need to use an appropriate DOCTYPE statement. You will lose an automatic 6% if you have a missing or malformed (syntactically incorrect) DOCTYPE statement.

    You will lose 3% for every syntax error found by the validator, even if it is a repeated error or a result of an error on a previous line of the file. In other words, I will count up the number of errors the validator finds and multiply by 3% for your penalty, no matter what errors these are. You will lose a maximum of 30% of your grade because of syntax.

  • You will lose points if you use JavaScript.
  • You will lose points if you use frames.
10% Readability
Your Web page must be readable--that is, I must be able to see the content. Your Web page's layout, colors, background textures (if any) must not obscure the content in any way. Your Web page must not include misspellings and must conform to standard English grammar.
On-Time Policy
Your assignment is due by the time listed on the syllabus. You will lose points for turning in your assignment late as described in the on-time policy.

Check for a receipt from me to make sure that I received your assignment before you consider the assignment done--remember "It's not complete until you get your receipt!"

Every one of the assignments may lead to complications and problems for you--anticiapting and solving these problems within the time given is the learning value of the assignment. However, don't spin your wheels--ask a question via email if you are not making progress.

Appeals

After I send you your grade, you have the following 48 hours to appeal the score by writing an email to me.

Check my evaluation, addition, any late penalities, etc., and send me an email describing your appeal. In your appeal, list facts to support the reason for your appeal. Your entire assignment will be re-evaluated because of your appeal, and it is possible that you will get a lower score than you originally had before the appeal.

I reserve the right to reject any appeal which contains threatening or belligerent language. Threating email notes to me will be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities.

If you make false or misleading statements in your appeal, or at any time during this class, including misrepresenting or inaccurately presenting course requirements (including stating "I did the assignment," when you did not get a receipt), I reserve the right to grade your assignment as a 0 and possibly grade you as an F in this course. If you engage in any fraud or deception in doing your assignment or making your appeal, I may recommend that you be expelled from the University and/or face criminal prosecution.

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