Grammar in Context


Winter 2015 quarter

Taught by

composition, education, literature

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.

Program Details

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening

Advertised schedule: Mondays 6-10pm. First meeting will be Monday, January 5, 6:00pm in Sem 2 E2107.


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.


Date Revision
October 9th, 2014 Course schedule added- Mondays 6-10pm

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Winter)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


Course Reference Number

(4 credits): 20199

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