Role of English
How to Solve It
Some Ways We Will Check
Our Progress and Build Success:
You should always be prepared to show your work in progress to the
class. Each group should regularly have a 5-10 minute discussion and
question and answer period led by the class.
What is a "discussion"?
- All learners must participate and help develop questions for their group and the class.
- Frequently, groups should prepare to give a 5 – 10 minute
informal “pitch” or mock presentation of their project including its
structure, what research question does it answer, the rough draft,
storyboard or plan outline or other organization used, what resources
were used and notes about citations, and were permissions asked for and
granted for the use of graphics, sound or other multimedia materials.
- Each group will normally be scheduled for both
their practice (mock) and their formal presentations so as to know in
advance when they will be presenting.
- Before every presentation whether it is a
practice (mock) or formal presentation, make sure you have a rubric next to you as a guide.
Your group should be evaluated after EVERY presentation by the class,
by your group members and by yourself.
- All of us in the class will openly discuss your
projects and questions. You and the members of your class should take
the responsibility for leading the followup and open critiques of
- We may have meetings
outside of the lesson for groups, and groups may make an appointment
with me at any time for a meeting or questions not asked in class.
- We may also have scheduled presentations during exam weeks.
- When you are doing your presentations, groups,
not individuals, may bring food or drinks to the classroom. Drinks must
have some sort of cover on them please. Persons presenting may not eat
Discuss how we might evaluate or "grade" a class
discussion. Plan for daily participation to be graded by you, me and
your peers, any discussion we have is a type of participation.
- "...an extended communication (often
interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an
excellent discussion of modems"; "his treatment of the race question is
- an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it"
Every day we will try to have at several people ask a question which
they wrote before they came to class. We will then find different
people to answer the questions.
Several people every day should have to tell the class something
someone in the class said, meaning a retelling of a comment or a
discussion. This is called a "recap." (or to summarize briefly)
The purpose is so that everyone shows interest, tries to listen well,
keeps track of what is going on, probably takes good notes and is
"honest" in their daily note taking or summary activities so they can
better determine what they DO and DO NOT know.
Memories are not perfect, make use of the pencil or pen and paper.
End of Semester
02 Why a University?
03 Course Criteria
04 In Class Writing
07 Check Our Progress
08 Discovery Learning
09 Honesty and Truth