1. Ability to recognize and explain all major grammatical terms and constructions.
2. Ability to identify the pedagogical strengths and weaknesses of traditional grammar.
3. Ability to use structural and transformational grammar to teach writing.
4. Ability to use standard reference works and research tools to answer questions about grammar, sentence structure, and style.
2 examinations (15% each)
Research project: (formal paper 20%, oral presentation (10%)
Critical book review (formal paper 15%), oral presentation (10%)
Seminal participation (15%)
F 59 or lower
All papers should adhere to the format and style guidelines of the Modern Language Association (MLA).
The two papers are due no later than noon on Friday, June 24. Late papers will not be accepted.
Success in this seminar depends very much on attendance and participation. Students should confer with the instructor before missing any classes.