Faculty & Instructors
Thank you for your interest in Core Grammar for Lawyers (CGL).
CGL is an online, self-directed learning tool designed to help law students, pre-law students, paralegal professionals, and practicing attorneys develop the grammar and punctuation skills that are prerequisites to successful legal writing. CGL defines "grammar" broadly, as the set of communications conventions that allow individuals in a given discipline to communicate clearly and effectively with one another. Punctuation marks, in turn, are the symbols we place on paper to direct our readers and make our meaning clear.
The program consists of the following four elements for students:
- a Pre-Test of grammar skills to allow students to identify their present areas of strength and weakness;
- a series of Lessons, clustered in six Sections, that correspond with the areas covered in the test;
- interactive Exercises that follow each Lesson, allowing students to apply what they have learned in the Lessons;
- a Post-Test to confirm mastery.
Students will track their progress through the program through the Bookshelf, a home screen that retains their scores on tests and records their progress through Lessons and Exercises. In addition, students will have access to an online Rules Index and a Glossary of grammar terms that they can use as references.
In addition to the Tests, Lessons, and Exercises available for students, CGL includes a Learning Management System (LMS) for faculty. The LMS allows faculty to track the progress of their students. The LMS also allows faculty to create clusters of classes so that faculty working together can compare student performance across classes or for a school as a whole.
Faculty can obtain a complimentary review subscription to Core Grammar for Lawyers, courtesy of Carolina Academic Press. Please give us between 24 and 48 hours to verify your faculty status and provide you with your complimentary subscription.