Issue 71 | August 21, 2014 | Auto Mechanics
We have had such great feedback on our course descriptions for both text and self-designs. For that reason, we will keep this up.
Featured Course: Auto Mechanics
This is an example of a great self-designed course.
Casey's customized course description lists these activities:
These were the resources for Casey's studies
Beyond his studies, Casey purchased two cars and provided these services on each:
But that wasn't all. Casey also volunteered at a body shop where he helped do body and prep work on two cars that were later featured in local car shows, online and in magazines. See them at www.phantasykolors.com. What an opportunity!
Within the portfolio contents were detailed, labeled diagrams of the combustion engine, the basic carburetor, and the fuel injection system. After all these activities, a student couldn't help but learn a lot about automobiles.
The objectives for this class were:
#1 To learn mechanic tools and safety,
#2 To perform basic auto maintenance,
#3 To learn electrical and lighting,
#4 To understand car audio systems,
#5 and to perform basic auto body skills.
Casey's evaluator was fair in giving him high marks for most objectives, but Casey was marked down slightly in two, giving him the overall course grade of 94%.