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“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
                            -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Policies and Procedures

The English Department Turnitin policy is as follows:

  • All students must use their Saint Viator email address for Turnitin. No other email addresses will be recognized nor permitted.

  • All major writing assignments, as well as others indicated by the teacher, must be submitted to Turnitin.

  • In order to receive full credit, students must submit a hard copy to the teacher on the due date, and the assignment must also be submitted to the Turnitin website by the time class begins. Failure to complete both steps will result in the assignment being counted as late.

  • These late assignments will be graded according to the department’s late policy.


The English department’s late work policy is as follows:

    • If you are in the building on the day an assignment is due, you must turn it in to your teacher by the start of class, regardless of whether you attend class or not.

    • Late work will be scored according to the following scale:

  • Up to 1 day late: 25% deduction

  • 1 – 2 days late: 50% deduction

  • More than 2 days late: no credit

  • Assignments must be turned in to Ms. Dowd at the BEGINNING of class in order to receive full credit. Assignments turned in even a few minutes after the start of class will be considered late and incur a 25% deduction. This includes work not submitted to googleclassroom prior to the start of class.

Ms. Dowd's Schedule
 Period Class Room
 1Modern World Literature232 
 HRFrosh Class Council232 
 2Modern World Literature 232
 3Writing LabQuerbes
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 5Communication Skills232
 6Modern World Literature232
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 8Modern World Literature232 

Contact Information and Communication

Availability by Appointment:

Before and after school, 7th

  • Self-advocacy is an essential developing skill in young adults, therefore I prefer if students contact me PRIOR to their parents. Please stay after class for a quick chat or send an email to discuss any concern may you have.


I cannot help you if I do not know what is preventing your success.

Please speak to me about your concerns and frustrations.