Evaluating "Popularity" of Ancient Playwrights part of Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center:Writing Across the Curriculum with Numbers:Assignments
It is often asserted that Euripides was not as popular or successful as his older contemporary Sophocles. In this assignment, students will gather and assess what data we actually have, and construct an argument for or against that proposition. They will need to find out what we know about how many tragedies each poet produced, how many of these were awarded prizes, and (given the eccentric way in which Athenians awarded those prizes) what that information actually tells us about the popularity of the two poets.
Metacognitive Exam Wrappers in Latin 101 part of ACM Pedagogic Resources:ACM Teagle Collegium:Project Reports
There is a fair amount of literature on metacognition in the area of Second Language Acquisition (SLA). The studies I read at the outset of the Collegium project all focused my attention on the elementary levels of our language sequences. Thus the question I started with was simply whether beginning-level Latin students would benefit from more explicit attention to possible learning strategies: whether encouraging metacognitive awareness and self-monitoring would in fact result in enhanced language learning.
Post-Exam Wrapper part of ACM Pedagogic Resources:ACM Teagle Collegium:Activities
After completing and receiving back their graded quizzes each week, students were asked to consider the quiz at the meta-level, and answer questions concerning how they prepared for the quiz, how they actually did compared to how they expected to do, what sorts of mistakes they made, and how they might, in light of those, prepare for the next one.