After completing this course and pondering and praying about these great revelations, you should be able to do the following.
The required textbook for this course is: Triple Combination, 1981 or later (The Doctrine and Covenants).
There are sixteen lessons in the course to complete. Generally, each lesson is divided into several sections of the Doctrine and Covenants: an introduction, Learning Outcomes (to guide your study), and discussion material (background and commentary). The discussion material is followed by an assignment to be submitted for each of the lessons.
The discussion material in each lesson is divided into three parts: background, commentary, and Self Check. The background section will help you understand why the revelation came. The commentary , primarily from the prophets, seers, and revelators of this dispensation, will help you understand some of the material better and will clarify some of the scriptures which you may have trouble understanding on your own. The Self Check questions, which appear periodically throughout the discussion material, are designed to help you review the material and make it part of your understanding. I expect you to answer these questions carefully. They will help you understand what you have read and studied. You can check your own progress and take the opportunity to integrate the facts you have learned.
Of course, the greatest teacher is the Holy Ghost. As you search and ponder what you have read you will gain a clearer understanding of how it applies to your life. Revelation is very personal and is available to all.
Each lesson has an accompanying assignment. These assignments are referred to as Speedback assignments—a computer-scored assignment. You can refer to the assignment at the beginning of the lesson and complete it as you read through the lesson. The assignments consist of multiple-choice, true-false, and matching questions. These assignments are to be submitted at the end of each of the lessons. Work on the assignment until you are confident that you have all the correct answers, then submit the assignment.
These assignments constitute 32 percent of your grade for this course. Furthermore, all lesson assignments must be completed prior to taking the final examination.
There are two examinations for this course, a midcourse exam and the final exam. The midcourse will cover lessons 1–9 or D&C sections 1–41. The final exam will mostly cover the remaining lessons, 10–16 or D&C sections 42–76, but will also include some questions from earlier lessons. Each exam will constitute 34 percent of your grade.
The final exam will be scored out of 100 percent. The exam consists of multiple-choice, matching, and true/false questions, similar in format to the submitted Speedback assignments. You will learn more about the content of the exams in the section of this course entitled How to Prepare for Midcourse and Final Exams.
|16 computer-graded assignments||32%|
Grades are based on the following percentage scale.
|C+||79–77%||E (fail)||59% or below|
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16 computer-graded assignments, may be resubmitted once for a fee.
2 proctored, computer-graded exams, may retake each once for a fee, must pass the final exam to earn credit for the course.
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