GUIDELINES FOR THE ENGLISH NOTEBOOK

(Revised 2005)

 

 

The English notebook should function as a compact, unified study tool.  It will be evaluated at the end of the first grading period of each semester, and the grade will count as a major test grade.  The notebook must be a binder type with no less than 1-1/2  to 2 inch rings.

 

THE ENGLISH NOTEBOOK SHOULD CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING:

 

 

 

 

 

Grammar                                  CODE  G”

Writing/Research                      CODE  W”

Literature                                  CODE  L”

Reading                                    CODE  R”

Vocabulary/Terms                    CODE  V”

Other                                       CODE  O”

 

 

ALL INSTRUCITONAL HANDOUTS SHOULD BE KEPT IN THE APPROPRIATE SECTION OF THE NOTEBOOK.  (E.G.:  Handouts pertaining to writing will be placed in section “W,” literature in section “L,” vocabulary in section “V,” etc.)

 

The notebook is generally evaluated a NOTEBOOK TEST, but may be requested for individual evaluation if the student’s progress is unsatisfactory.  In this case, the following rubric will be used:

            Content:           60%

            Order:              20%

            Neatness:         20%

 

NOTE:

 

  1. All papers should be fastened securely in the notebook.

 

  1. All papers should be in the appropriate section.

 

  1. Retain all papers/instructional handouts for the entire semester.  Composition / writing handouts should be retained throughout the remainder of the student’s education—especially those pertaining to research methods and techniques, literary analysis, and principles of English composition.

 

  1. A medium to large size binder type notebook is recommended (1-1/2 to 2 inch rings), as there will several instructional handouts and worksheets, as well as lists of vocabulary and terms to be kept.  A small notebook will become very crowded, and a folder will not allow the space for the required organization.