Core Grammar for College: Teacher's Manual

CORE GRAMMAR FOR COLLEGE (Carolina Academic Press 2013)

36 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2013

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Ruth A. McKinney

University of North Carolina School of Law

Katie Rose Guest Pryal

University of North Carolina School of Law

Date Written: May 1, 2013

Abstract

Writing well is not easy, but it is a critical skill for success in college and in life. Yet many of us worry that there are key grammar conventions used in college-level writing that we do not fully understand. Core Grammar for College (CGC) is an online, self-directed learning tool designed to help students learn the most critical grammar conventions needed to succeed in college-level writing. CGC includes the following elements:

(1) a series of carefully selected Lessons, clustered in six Sections, that teach critical grammar skills in the context of writing and revision; (2) interactive Exercises (with hints and immediately reinforcing feedback) following each Lesson that allow students to actively apply the grammar skills covered in that Lesson; (3) a Pre-Test and series of Post-Tests that allow students (and their Instructors) to assess the students' mastery of the grammar skills covered in CGC; (4) a "Weigh-In" game that gives students an opportunity to complete more interactive Exercises while keeping a record of their success; and (5) additional online resources that include a hyperlinked grammar Rules Index and a Glossary of grammar terms.

Best of all, CGC will not waste a student's time. A student who can demonstrate mastery of a concept in the opening Pre-Test can "test out" of the corresponding Lesson, preserving energy to focus on the remaining Lessons. In addition, students can track their progress through CGC using a home page that retains their scores on tests and records their progress through Lessons and Exercises.

Keywords: grammar, rhetoric, composition, writing, pedagogy

Suggested Citation

McKinney, Ruth Ann and Pryal, Katie Rose Guest, Core Grammar for College: Teacher's Manual (May 1, 2013). CORE GRAMMAR FOR COLLEGE (Carolina Academic Press 2013), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2333178

Ruth Ann McKinney

University of North Carolina School of Law ( email )

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United States

Katie Rose Guest Pryal (Contact Author)

University of North Carolina School of Law ( email )

Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, 160 Ridge Road
CB #3380
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380
United States
919-962-2558 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://katieroseguestpryal.com

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