This Language Primer Course Pack is for students enrolled at Ohio University.
The “Language Primer” focuses on the fundamentals, giving you unlimited access to essays, practice drills and feedback. When you’re ready, take the “final exams” for each section to see how much you’ve learned.
This edition of the course has been created for students enrolled in JOUR 2311/2310 – Introduction to Multiplatform News Writing and Reporting at Ohio University. Students are required to pass the final exam with a score of 75 percent or higher before they can register for the course.
Students must schedule an appointment to take the final exam with Ohio University Testing Services via its online calendar: https://www.ohio.edu/oit/teaching/testing-and-surveys/testing. The final exam must be taken in the OHIO (Athens) Testing Center on W. Union Street. Students will have to present student identification for verification. Tests taken outside of the Testing Center will not count.
For questions about the testing process, contact Dr. Eddith Dashiell, Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies, at email@example.com.
What Will I Learn:
This course covers the rules and principles of grammar, punctuation and word use in the English language. It specifically addresses the following topics:
- Dangling and misplaced modifiers
- The case of personal pronouns such as “I” and “me”
- Sentence structure concepts, including active and passive voice, sentence fragments and subject-verb agreement
- Apostrophe usage with contractions, possessive pronouns and plural words
- Comma usage
- Essential and non-essential clauses
- General word usage and common spelling mistakes
- Special focus on “to/too/two” and “they’re/their/there”
Who should take this course:
This edition of the course has been created for students intending to enroll in JOUR 2311/2310 — Introduction to Multiplatform News Writing and Reporting at Ohio University. Students are required to pass the final exam with a score of 75 percent or higher before they can register for the course.
Using Language Primer as a companion for your curriculum
Want to integrate this course into your curriculum or your organization’s training program? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can create a special edition of this course for your students or staffers. As a bonus, you’ll get access to an Instructor Dashboard™, giving you access to their assessment scores.
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As a nationally recognized program, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University offers programs that combine an excellent liberal arts education with a curriculum that focuses on skills over medium, thereby providing students with a greater range of abilities and preparing them for the changing face of communications.