In my ENG 1002 course, the Research Paper essay is worth 40% of your final grade. However, please note this important point from my syllabus policy:
The college requires that students who earn a failing grade on the Research Paper in ENG 1002: English Composition II cannot earn a final grade of C or higher in the class. If you receive a D or F on your Research Paper, you will be required to receive the final grade of a D or F in the course regardless of your earned running grade.
If you find yourself struggling with your research essay at any point during your writing process, please notify me so we can work together to improve your process, get you in contact with useful IVCC resources, or prepare a plan for an Incomplete in the course.