About the Syllabus
Marva Barnett, Department of French and
Teaching Resource Center
This is an
exercise designed to engage students in thinking actively about the course
and about how it compares to their own interests and expectations. It
was utilized in FREN 332: The Writing and Reading of Texts, which is required
for a major or minor in French.
into English from French for the purpose of sharing this idea.)
Find this information
in the syllabus, and write your answers:
1) What is
necessary for you to improve your writing skill?
2) Why is
it necessary to purchase a good dictionary for this course?
course goals seem closest to your own?
4) What is
the course site web address?
5) What is
the Toolkit site address?
6) Why might
you want to do an optional exercise or activity?
7) In your
opinion, why are we beginning with prose rather than with poetry, even
though the text begins with poetry?
8) How does
our system of drafts and editing parallel the reality of writing?
9) Why do
grades on later essays count more than those on early ones?
10) Why is
it so important to come to class regularly and to do the work on time?