2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Grammar in Context

Summer 2012 quarter

Emily Lardner composition, education, literature
Fields of Study
education and writing
Preparatory for studies or careers in
education, writing, research, editing, journalism

Standard written English has enough irregularities to make any careful writer or teacher nervous.  Given that it's impossible to memorize everything, what's a writer or teacher to do?  Which strategies for working on conventions of written English are most productive for you as a writer?  Which ones will engage any writers you find yourself working with?  This course is based on the premise that learning grammar happens best in the context of meaningful writing.  Expect to write, and think about writing, and develop both your grammatical vocabulary and your grammatical skills, all with the aim of becoming a more effective writer.  Class time will spent in workshops, and the on-line learning component will be used for trying out new strategies.  All writers welcome.

Advertised Schedule
5:30-9:30p Tue (Jun. 26, Jul. 10), 9a-4p Sat (Jun. 30, Jul. 7, 14) plus 4 hours of work online each week in lieu of class
Online Learning
Hybrid Online Learning 25 - 49% Delivered Online
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Offered During
Evening and Weekend