How to Write Course Descriptions - How do you learn best?
I've explained in a earlier blog post the 3 Ingredients of a Great Course Description: a paragraph about what you did, a list of what you used, and a description of how you graded. Within those suggestions, you have a LOT of latitude!
You can have a very SHORT description about your grades, and say only "1/3 tests, 1/3 lab, 1/3 daily work." Or you can be very detailed in your grading description, and provide a chart with the scores on all 23 chapter tests and all 48 biology labs. That part is up to you.
I suggest this brief little format, just to help you keep things in order.
Subject Area (Math): Class Title (Algebra)
In this class the student will....
Primary Text Used
Textbook, author, publisher, year, etc.
Supplemental Texts and Resources
(Include field trips, supplements, any tutors or classroom information as well, if you prefer.)
Course Grade Description
(Short) Grading criteria: 1/3 tests, 1/3 lab, 1/3 daily work.
(Long) Insert a chart with all the details and test scores
Final grade = 97%, 4.0
I would love to help you create your course descriptions. How do you learn best?