Mr. Carl Rosin

Phone: x3620 (please use email, not phone)

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Mr. Carl Rosin

Mr. Rosin teaches 12th grade British & Modern Literature Honors (English 0140) and 11th grade AP English Language & Composition (English 0128). Click the link in this sentence to jump to the class site for the 11th grade Viewpoints on Modern America course (Interdisciplinary 0030), which Mr. Wright and Mr. Rosin co-teach. Mr. Rosin also teaches Topics in Philosophy & Writing (English 0163), which is not being offered in '17-18 but which we hope to have back for '18-19.

Mr. Rosin coaches Ethics Bowl and sponsors the SAGA (formerly known as GSA). Finally, Mr. Rosin is a proud member of the Honor Council and supporter of the Academic Honor Code. In case you're wondering, Mr. Rosin doesn't usually refer to himself in the third person, and does not recommend doing so.

All coursework, resources, and assignments will be posted on the class Schoology page.

Grading

  • My general grading philosophy is that grades serve one purpose: to provide honest feedback about the student's skill level and preparedness for current and future tasks. Their purpose is not To help students get into college. A low grade does not indicate a bad person; it does suggest an area for greater effort, more practice, a request for assistance, and/or better organization. Makeups and rewrites may be offered. See me for questions about specific assignments.
     
    Do not expect to get letter grades written on work that is being handed back to you. I focus on offering feedback, so -- often, not always -- I withhold the letter grade for one day so as to help students focus on that feedback: the rubric, FCAs (focus-correction areas for your writing), comments in the margins. Grades will always be posted in HAC. Sometimes I forget to publish them, temporarily, for which this paragraph is an apology in advance. Remind me, and I'll fix that oversight.
     
    Work is due when it is due. Lead-time for the process has already been built into the schedule. Penalties will be applied when a student has not met his or her responsibilities for work (in most cases, late work incurs a one-grade penalty; very late work incurs a larger penalty). If you need an extension, your responsibility is to request this, face-to-face, as much in advance as possible. Only in extreme cases will an extension be granted with less than two days to go before an assignment is due. I reserve the right not to grant an extension at all; knowing how to advocate respectfully is a powerful skill for a student to learn, and one of the first and best lessons is that the requestor should never expect to be granted what he or she is requesting. Keep track of your responsibilities and your calendar and you will be well prepared.
     
    Please send email if you have any questions, ideas, or other stuff you want to talk about.

Schedule

  • pds. 2-3 (rm. 101): Viewpoints on Modern America (also eligible to appear as AP English Language & Composition on the student's transcript)
    pd. 4 (rm. 101): AP English Language & Composition
    pd. 7 (rm. 119): British & Modern Literature - Honors
    pd. 8 (rm. 101): AP English Language & Composition

  • Radnor High School is participating in a district initiative to enhance communication with students and parents through Schoology, an online learning management system that allows users to safely and securely share academic content. All RHS teachers have begun to use the system. To increase efficiency of classroom management, teachers will not be updating their webpages as frequently. Directions for parent access to Schoology are available. Home Access Center (HAC) will continue to serve as the place for parents to view current grades.