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Getting Started in a Linguistics Class

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  1. If you are new to Monterey Peninsula College, you need to first APPLY to the college.

  2. If you are a current student, you need to REGISTER for the class.

  3. Then get the book!

  4. It takes just a number of hours after registering to be able to LOGIN to your class.  We are using the Canvas Course Management System.  Click CANVAS Login for instructions. 


One week before the semester begins, I will send you an email letting you know the class is available to you.  At that time please log in and look around.  Once you are in your class, begin  by reading READ THIS BEFORE YOU BEGIN.  It provides instructions on getting started.  This content is also pasted below.  Once you log in to our class, please check your profile.  Canvas uses your email address but you can also list a secondary email address that you frequently use.  Then copies of all emails will be sent to both addresses.  We need a reliable email address to communicate with each other.  

Thank you for choosing to enroll in an MPC linguistics class.  I'll do my best to make this class an excellent educational experience for you.  Let me know how I am doing and how I can help you.  Best wishes,  Richard







LingLogoOur class officially begins on the first day of the semester at 8 am. At that time the class opens and links are displayed.  You will be able to read ACTIVITIES WEEK ONE to see what we are doing our first week.   For now, read through LEARNING ABOUT CANVAS, our course management system and then move on to the ORIENTATION DISCUSSION and ORIENTATION QUIZ to get comfortable with those tools.  Also please read through the course SYLLABUS .  You are then ready to take the EXTRA-CREDIT SYLLABUS QUIZ.   And definitely get the textbook!

If you're comfortable with the class and working online, begin on day one.   Follow the directions in ACTIVITIES WEEK ONE to get started.  We begin with Chapter One and work our way through the semester in order, one chapter at a time, so you can get a head start on the reading.  If you're not comfortable getting started, send me an email or call me at (831) 646-4112 and we can work together to begin the class.

Canvas uses your email address, so please visit your class profile if you would like to list an email address you frequently use.  We will need it to communicate with each other during the semester.

I look forward to working with you all this semester and the key to success in an online class is to stay on schedule, log in often, participate, and ask questions when you have them.  You'll do great!   I won't be responding to any of your Orientation Discussion postings, but it is a great opportunity for you to get to know each other before we officially begin.  See you soon!  

Regards, Richard