addition to or in conjunction with the required writing, essay or
objective quizzes and exams are recommended as a means of monitoring
student compliance with the reading assignments, assessing reading
comprehension, and testing command of literary concepts and terminology.
In-class essays and essay examinations are also used for the purpose
of providing additional writing practice and assessing writing and
critical thinking skills. It is also strongly recommended that instructors
combine lecturing with a variety of activities permitting students
to engage in discussion and voice personal points of view. Small-group
discussions, student presentations, and individual and group projects
are examples of some of the ways in which this is achieved. Class
participation as well as attendance to class and designated out-of-class
events are taken into consideration by instructors in the calculation
of a student's grade.