CONCISE STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
I have had a pleasure of working on DWC teaching assistant duties throughout the last term and would like to appreciate you gave me this wonderful opportunity again.
By taking this graduate course, I will have a chance to explore the development of theatre/drama from Middle Age to the eighteenth century England. I will pay a careful attention not only to the dramas’ structure, action, and motif but also to the dramas’ background in the social, cultural and historical contexts.
Most importantly, I will have a chance to work closely with Professor Luciano and will analyze his drama-teaching skills and lecture points. This educational analysis is my main curriculum in TA 567, which is an excellent way to develop my teaching skills, such as communication, leadership, grading, and more.
I prepare myself to be a competent theatre teacher; for this reason, I welcome any teacher trainings and teaching-assistant assignments for this winter quarter.
MY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- To take roll by circulating a sign-up sheet at the beginning of each class
- To record and monitor the absence in the DWC students
- To meet Professor Luciano 30 minutes before each class session to prepare for the DWC lecture materials, such as slides, OHP, video, the TV set, handouts, pop quiz, and more
- To record who did the work in task force group
- To record who did the work in discussion group
- To read some Short Paper assignments written by my fellow DWC students and to appreciate their perceptions
- To collect the mid-term exam #1 and #2, to read some of them, and to appreciate my fellow DWC students’ perceptions
- To collect the final exam and read some of them to appreciate my fellow DWC students’ perceptions
- To read all reading assignments, such as plays, handouts, and Brockett
- To keep an educational journal for enhancing my teaching skills and to turn it in for Professor Luciano at the end of winter term as my final exam for TA 567 Plus
- To collaborate with my fellow teaching assistant, Christopher, and to work
together in an effective way
WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH:
For this term, DWC students will examine drama from Middle Age to the 18th century
England in depth. Since studying drama is much about the exchange of ideas between people, DWC students will have a number of discussions. This class discussion provides an ideal circumstance for the DWC students who are willing to share their perceptions. This is a class-style I love and would like to help creating “a learning environment” by exchanging the ideas that I have learned in DWC classes for the last years. I would like to recap the points from Professor Luciano’s lectures last year. I will share the significant points with my fellow theatre students, like Dane Bowman made a great contribution for DWC class last year. However, this should not interfere the DWC students’ opportunities to speak up.
Also, I would be grateful for examining and mastering one of the most famous
Shakespeare’s dramas, Hamlet. If possible, I would like to tackle a full-day teacher’s
roll and responsibilities under Professor Luciano’s supervision.
In short, I would like to facilitate the discussion of Hamlet. This is very challenging but well worth to pursue. In my graduate
study for TA 567, I intend to develop my teaching skill through facilitating
the discussion of Hamlet.
A 100 percent perfect attendance is my goal. Reading all reading assignments is essential for me to accomplish my goals described in the above.
REQUEST FOR APPROVAL:
I ask your approval on my proposal for my personalized curriculum in TA 567 (which includes DWC teaching assistant assignment). I would appreciate any suggestions on how you think I might best succeed. My telephone number is 201-0524. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. edu if you prefer to send them to me this way.
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