Re: a question about outcomes in a syllabus
You can use 'should' + an action verb as Julie suggests below. This is a common form. The other way to do it is^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
"Students who engage successfully with this course will be able to:
On 9 Apr 2013, at 21:14, Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
In the past I've seen introductions like the following:
This unit introduces...
This chapter is to familiarize you with...
This section will discuss...
And section or unit goals like the following:
After completing this unit you should be able to
Name [number of things]
Perform or complete [task]
Hope that helps you get unstuck!
On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Becca <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
The coursework I am developing with my SME has a syllabus in which my SME
(who is designing the course; I'm only writing and editing the text)
consistently says, in his section outcome statements "The student will
This seems dangerous to me, in that a student who does *not* understand
can say "you promised I would understand! I want my money back!" if the
student fails the course.
This is being developed under a very tight deadline, and I'm perhaps
over-tired (well, no perhaps about it), but I can't think of a better way
to say it, except to say "the student will be exposed to..." - but since
this is a very intense seminar, designed for experts in their field and
geared to prepare them for a certifying exam, "exposed to" seems overly
wishy-washy and not strong enough.
What is a better way of saying this? "We will teach..."?
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