1. Throughout the course, you may see vocabulary in bold and orange. These are key terms that you'll need to know for this course and for Alberta Ed's Diploma Exam Part B. Keep your English Language Arts Handbook for Secondary Students text handy until you fully understand the terms. Orange text also indicates links to tutorials, exemplars, and other resources.
  2. At the bottom of each assignment page you will see a series of tabs:
  3. Assessment tab: The rubric indicates how your work will be assessed. Review the rubrics carefully before you start the assignment and just before you submit it for marking.

    Exemplar tab: Several virtual students have shared their work throughout the course in "exemplars". You will see how they approached assignments and how their assignments were marked. Their autobiographies on the Meet Your Virtual Classmates page.The student samples of assignments will help you get started.

    Document Links tab:  This tab provides access to Word, PDF, or Google Docs.
    Click on the icon to select the format that works best for you, but please note that I would like you to submit PDF files. It's easy to convert Word and Google docs to PDFs. Looks for the "Save as" or "Download as" command in Macs, Chromebooks, and PCs.

    1. "Writer's Toolbox & Practice." Find supplementary materials and practice exercises in Moodle by selecting "Content" and the "Table of Contents". The writer's toolbox can help you improve different aspects of your written work.
    1. "Student Resources." This section in the Table of Contents has the Instruction Workbooks (all of the course content in PDF format) as well as the video tutorial links if you need to access them and have forgotten which specific page they're on.