English Students Score High on Praxis, Congratulated for Senior Research
As is standard for Grace College’s English program, Dr. Paulette Sauders took the senior English and English Education Majors this spring to take the English PRAXIS II exam that tests students’ abilities with language, literature and rhetoric. Four of the six students this time around scored high enough on the exam to be awarded “Certificates of Excellence” with scores of 194, 195, 198, and 200 (all out of 200 possible points). The other two students scored 186 and 188.
Additionally, Sauders took the seniors to Butler University in Indianapolis where they presented unique research on a project of their choosing. “This is not a competition, but all of them were congratulated by each of the Butler professors in charge of their respective sessions for great research and paper presentations,” says Sauders who is proud of her students’ accomplishments this year. It was also the first time that Sauders took students who majored in Journalism. At Butler they presented lengthy investigative research pieces that were the culmination of their education in that field.
Sauders holds a faculty seniority of 47 years at the school after she started teaching in 1965. Her areas of expertise are in the life and work of Christian apologist C. S. Lewis as well as in drama through the ages, especially the works of Shakespeare. She presented a paper on C.S. Lewis at the C.S. Lewis & Friends Colloquium at Taylor University on June 2 which was well-received.
The English program at Grace is dedicated to excellence in communication and worldview as they study language, literature, and both professional and creative writing. The professors in this department consistently model the passion and the power of the material they teach. Students who take courses in English are encouraged to pursue applied-learning experiences whether those manifest in the form of assessment or presentation.
Grace College and Seminary is an evangelical Christian community of higher education which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and applies biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence, and preparing for service. The Seminary is conservative, evangelical, and has a rich tradition of sound biblical education that prepares men and women for both local and global church ministry. All of the institution’s academic, residential, athletic, and social priorities are designed to encourage intellectual and spiritual growth in a supportive campus community. Grace College also offers convenient and flexible online and hybrid-online graduate degrees and an on-campus or online degree completion program. The newest initiative—Grace College Weber School—is a highly affordable, easily accessible two-year degree program in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. Grace has historically been among the top schools of its size and listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges. The Princeton Review has regularly awarded it the title of a “Best Midwestern College.” The 180-acre main campus is located in the historic resort town of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Indiana.