You should have taken the equivalent of one semester of Latin prior to taking this course.
The text we will be using is Latin for Americans published by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, eighth ed., Ullman et al, 1997.
I chose this book because it moves at a reasonable speed, and the lessons are designed to teach you about Roman culture, history, and mythology through the translations and exercises. So, as you translate, be sure to pay attention to the information as well as to the language structure.
The best way to succeed in this course is to complete assignments in the following order:
If you follow this order, you will be practicing what you know rather than trying to learn along the way. Also, you will waste less time searching for vocabulary words or the meanings of endings. Therefore, this will help you learn more in less time (every student’s goal). Trust me on this one!
There will be three kinds of assignments in this course: activity and practice assignments, self checks, and unit quizzes. The activity and practice assignments will be assignments you do to help you understand the materials. The self checks allow you to see if you’re ready for the graded unit quizzes. These assignments will not be calculated into your grade, but you must do them to be able to do well on the unit quizzes.
There are eight multiple-choice unit quizzes. You will complete these assignments online at the end of each unit. To do well on unit quizzes, be sure to answer the question in your mind or on scratch paper before you look at your multiple-choice options. This way, you give your honest answer rather than just guessing.
I have also included the addresses for some interesting Internet sites that have material that relates to the translations you have in your textbook. Take the time to look them up and see what there is to offer. You can get more information about the mythology, poets, and so forth, this way, and you can see pictures of buildings and sculptures in Rome.
There will be a final exam at the end of the course that consists of 85 matching and multipe-choice questions. The final exam is worth 28 percent of your final grade. It is closed book and closed notes. The questions on the final will be like the questions on your unit quizzes. If you understand the concepts tested on the unit quizzes and you can answer all of the unit quizzes correctly, you will do very well on the final.
Your grade will be weighted as follows:
|Unit Quizzes||72 percent|
|Final Exam||28 percent|
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8 unit quizzes, may be resubmitted once for a fee
1 proctored computer-graded exam, may retake once for a fee, must pass with at least a 60 percent to earn credit for the course
You have 1 year to complete this course, but if you need more than a year, you may purchase one 3-month extension.
Plagiarism is defined as the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work. This may also include when a student copies and pastes directly from another source and passes it off as his or her own, copies computer-generated text from a translation tool and uses it as his or her own, or fails to cite a source after loosely summarizing its content in his or her own words.
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