If you have taken the three courses in this specialization, you have learned a lot of grammar in the last few months. This will be a big help to your studies or your career. This capstone project will help you process what you've learned and help you remember it forever. You will create a grammar scrapbook of the difficult or interesting English grammatical structures that you studied in the specialization. You will choose a multi-media tool of your choice, such as video or e-book, to showcase proper use of the grammar. You will also give authentic examples of the grammar found in articles, movies, or songs to make the scrapbook interesting. This will be a scrapbook that you can keep with you long after this specialization ends.
Introduction Mastering grammar will give you confidence in your speaking and writing of English. Furthermore, improving these skills will help you achieve your academic or professional goals. You learned a lot of important grammar in this specialization, and you want to make sure you will remember it. In this capstone, you will create a grammar scrapbook of difficult or interesting English grammatical structures--studied in the specialization--that you want to take with you. You will choose a multi-media tool of your choice, such as video or e-book, to showcase proper use of the grammar, and you will also give authentic examples of the grammar found in articles, movies, or songs to make the scrapbook interesting. Doing this project will help reinforce what you have learned in the past few months.
Choose Your Technology This week, you'll spend time trying out different tools that you could use to create your scrapbook. Don't just choose the first thing you think of. Choose a technology tool that will make your project interesting and memorable.
Find Real-World Examples You should have already chosen your grammar points and a technology tool to use for your capstone project.This week, you'll search for examples of the grammar points in various media sources. These examples will help to make your project more interesting.
Work in Progress This week, you need to start putting your scrapbook together. Put the grammar and examples into your scrapbook and arrange them to look nice. Working with technology takes more time than you might expect, so don't get behind.
Reflect on Learning This week, you should be getting close to finishing the project. Keep working on it. You need to finish the project by next week. As you work this week, reflect on what you have learned in this specialization.
You Made It! Good job making it to the final week! This week, you'll finish your scrapbook and submit the capstone project for a grade. Be sure to edit and check it carefully before you submit it.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
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