5342 Professional Writing Strategies - SIMMONS- 17874
Laurel Simmons (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])
Course Areas: Practice Skills - (Research and Writing)
Time: 9:00a-10:30a TTH Location: 200
Course Outline: This course introduces students to the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”), which is a component of the Texas bar examination and the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE). Through this course students will actively employ the MPT skills through multiple assessments and exercises. Students will receive instructive as well as constructive feedback with regard to their individual MPT performance along with numerous strategies to attack the MPT. Students will also be given numerous opportunities to actively self-evaluate their performance to help leverage their ability to independently identify, address, and solve areas of opportunity to improve.
Course Syllabus: Syllabus
Course Notes: (Face-to-Face) The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.
This course will be graded.
First Day Assignments:
Final Exam Schedule: 05/11 9am-12pm
This course will have:
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No
Experiential Course Type: No
Bar Course: Supplemental
DistanceEd ABA: No (no more than 1/3 of the class sessions have the instructor separated from all students via technology)
Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)
No book required for this course
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