So here's what happens:
Before the end of week four you need to have received
a formal OK from me for your project. That means that you will have
sent me an email with your proposed topic.
(Please send the email to my NSCC email address rather than sending it inside Angel's mail system.)
gotten an email back from me saying that
topic would be a good one (or not), and asking for a list of the books (with
authors, titles, and publishers) you plan to use in your researches.
sent me an email with four things listed
on it (your name, topic title, your proposed books, and the date you'll post
your completed paper to the classroom.
perhaps gotten an email back from me asking you to find more or different
books for your research, or
finally gotten an email from me saying that yes, your topic, sources and date
has been approved.
Once I write you that note
formally OKing that topic, sources, and date, then from that point on your
topic has been OKed and you've got dibs on it (but not before that point).
f.) Finally, you post a note to
the classroom telling your classmates what research project you will be working
on in the coming weeks.
That entire process needs to be completed before
6pm on the last day of week four (week three in the summer session).
If your project does not receive its approval
by the deadline, the research project grade will be dropped one-half grade
for each day it is late (e.g., from B to B-, or from 3.0 to 2.7). Thus if
the deadline is 6pm on Tuesday, the grade will drop one-half grade if it is
turned in after 6pm on Tue. It will drop a full grade if it is turned in after
6pm on Wednesday. It will drop one-and-a-half grades if it is turned in after
6pm on Thursday. It will drop two full grades if it is turned in after 6pm
on Friday. Etc.
Posting your research project:
The same consequence will result if your final
paper were to be posted past the deadline date you've given yourself. That
is, if the project would have earned a 2.7 or B-, for example, if it were
posted a day late it would earn a 2.4 or C+.
I know that all of our lives are busy and that
meeting deadlines can be a real challenge, so I would suggest that you try
to complete these assignments before the deadlines, just in case some
complication comes up in your life - you get sick, have an accident, fall
in love, or some other catastrophe - on the deadline date.
Best wishes with all of this.