As discussed in class, Course Papers are graded via MS Word "Review" notes, and are sent as an unalterable PDF to each student, using the same email address he or she used to submit it. It is neither necessary, nor fruitful, to send faculty an email complaining about the grade you have received. All grades are final. If a student has a question, the best place to turn is to the APA handouts provided when the assignment was given, as well as to the blog post about how to access the Ebscohost database.
POSTING OF GRADES
Faculty are given until several days after Final Exam Week to calculate and post grades. The latter is done via WebAdviser. No personal email is sent to the student with her or his grade, so please do not email me asking for it or for an estimation of when they will be ready.
QUESTIONS ABOUT GRADES
Grades in my classes are calculated via an Excel spreadsheet, and have little chance of being in error. Still, students are sometimes "surprised" by their grades, and write to insist that some miscalculation has been made. This is especially curious in my classes, given that a substantial portion of the course grade is based upon Participation and the Final Exam, neither of which can be accurately predicted by students before the end of the term.
I am lucky enough to have a career that I enjoy. However, like anyone, I expect to be paid for my time and efforts. Once I am on vacation, I have no obligation to use my (unpaid) free time to answer emails, meet with now-former students, etc. Sending repeated emails, or attempting to contact me in some other manner, will be futile. Please also keep in mind that, even if you are no longer enrolled in my classes, I expect the same degree of respect that I gladly offer to my students. Failure to do so can and will lead to a harassment complaint and/or a charge of Violation of Student Conduct. Any emails received will likely be answered only after the new semester has begun.