Understanding Your Grade



In an ideal world, Typing Club, Google, Quia, and Synergy would all "talk" to each other and tally your points automatically. In such a world, as soon as you finished a lesson on Typing Club, for example, you'd see those points automatically added to your overall grade.

But of course that's not the case, and that's why I have to update your grade once a week.

Updating your grade is a laborious process, but you can help me by submitting a "timesheet".

In the business world, a timesheet is a record of the amount of time that you spent on the job. It helps the manager figure out your pay. It can also keep track of the hours you spent on each of your clients or projects.

A typical timesheet looks something like this:

Many companies send out a reminder every Friday afternoon: "Please submit your timesheets by the end of the day!"

In my class, we don't have time sheets, exactly, but I do ask you to self-report the work that you did in certain categories.

Specifically, I need the answers to these three questions:

  1. How many words are in your writing portfolio?
  2. How many stars have you earned on Typing Club since the beginning of the year?
  3. How many pages (of independent reading) have you read since the beginning of the year?

You will answer these questions on the page of my website called Submit Work. (You can think of this page as your "timesheet").

You should submit your timesheets by the end of the week (the due date is Friday at midnight), and then, over the weekend, I will calculate the points you have earned, in accordance with the following rules:

Lesson Steps

  1. Submit a timesheet, according to the teacher's instructions.
  2. When you are finished, return to this page and take the quiz.

Instructions for the Quiz

Answer the questions.