EN 325 Modern Grammar
U1T 2009 DL
Waltman, Bradley A.
BA Spanish - James Madison UniversityMA English - Hunter CollegePHD (ABD) English - Indiana University of PA
Las Vegas, NV
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, and writings. I will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The Core Assessment for EN/EDU 325, Modern Grammar, is the final examination. This examination requires students to 1) identify the grammatical form and function of given clauses, phrases, and words using the linguistic terminology covered by the course; 2) generate their own examples of various grammatical forms; and 3) compose short essays about contemporary issues in the study and teaching of grammar.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Each student will be responsible for completing:
A computerized examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.
Other Information on proctored exams:
There are 1000 points possible in our class this term. The grading scale for this course is as follows:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Initial posts to discussion and homework threaded discussions are due by Wednesday (12 Midnight CT) of each week. Students can engage in peer review and tweak their responses until Sunday (12 Midnight CT) of each week. The term project is due Sunday (12 Midnight CT) of Week Seven.
No late work will be accepted for discussion assignments; homework may be accepted late for partial credit if arrangements are made with the instructor prior to the due date. The exams and term project must be completed on/by the due dates.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Respect will be given to all individuals and their viewpoints in this classroom.
Key Issues and Movements in the Study of Modern Grammar
Complete assigned readings. Participate in Discussion and Homework threads; complete un-graded "initial assessment". Post initial ideas for term project.
Seven Sentence Constituents and their Basic Sentence Patterns
Complete assigned readings. Participate in Discussion and Homework threads. Finalize term project topic.
Basic Sentence Patterns (cont.)
Complete assigned readings. Participate in Discussion and Homework threads; complete mid-term preparation self-check.
Phrases as Constituents
Complete assigned readings. Participate in Discussion and Homework threads; complete mid-term examination.
Linking Clauses: Subordination and Coordination
Complete assigned readings. Participate in Discussion and Homework threads. Proctor arrangements are due this week.
Elaboration of the Auxiliary
Complete assigned readings. Participate in Discussion and Homework threads; submit first draft of term project and participate in "Term Project Writing Workshop".
Transformations & the Style-Semantics Connection
Participate in Discussion and Homework threads; post questions to "Final Exam Discussion" thread; submit final draft of term project.
Participate in Discussion threads; complete final examination in-person with approved proctor.
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Tips for Success:
Based on my experience as both a student and teacher of grammar, here are my top five tips for success in EN325:
Expect responses from your instructor submitted by email or on the threads within 48 hours. Expect responses to major assignment submissions (e.g., a draft of your research project) within a week after the week it is due. You should check your email and the various course threads at least every two or three days and you should check the gradebook once each week. Grading for each week is normally completed by Wednesday of the following week.
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