Faculty Review Copy
Thank you for your interest in Core Grammar for Lawyers (CGL). This page contains information about the program's features and how faculty can access a review copy.
Complimentary Faculty Review Copy
Faculty are invited to enjoy a complimentary copy of Core Grammar for Lawyers courtesy of Carolina Academic Press (CAP). Please give CAP 48 hours to verify your faculty status. CAP will send a link to your complimentary subscription to the email you have provided.
Overview of CGL
CGL is an online, self-directed learning tool designed to help law students, pre-law students, paralegal professionals, and practicing attorneys develop the grammar and punctuation skills that are prerequisites to successful legal writing. CGL broadly defines "grammar" as the set of communications conventions that allow individuals in a given discipline to communicate clearly and effectively with one another. Punctuation marks, in turn, are the symbols we use to guide our readers effortlessly through our writing.
Features For Students
The program consists of the following four elements for students:
- a Pre-Test of grammar skills to allow students to identify their present areas of strength and weakness;
- a series of Lessons followed by interactive Exercises that correspond with the material covered in the test;
- a Weigh-In review that provides students with the opportunity to practice what they have learned in the Lessons before taking their Post-Test;
- a Post-Test to confirm mastery.
Students will track their progress through the program through the Bookshelf page, which retains their scores on tests and records their progress through Lessons and Exercises. In addition, CGL provides students with a Rules Index, a Glossary of grammar terms, and a list of additional writing Resources they can explore in the future.
Additional Features For Faculty
In addition to the Tests, Lessons, Exercises, and supplementary information available for students, CGL includes a Learning Management System (LMS) for faculty. The LMS allows faculty to track the progress of their individual students and the performance of their class as a group. The LMS also allows faculty to create clusters of classes so that faculty working together can track student performance across classes or for a school as a whole. There is also a comprehensive Teacher's Manual that offers teaching suggestions and an overview of the pedagogical theories reflected in the program.