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How to Succeed in Required College Composition Courses

In this one-time course, I will share various elements of a college composition course, how to overcome challenges and successfully complete the course.
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year olds
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Learners will identify strategies to successfully complete their college English course. Learners will recognize techniques to build a relationship with their professors and explain why this is important for their academic career. Learners will examine resources on college campuses that aid students in succeeding in their courses. Learners will appraise "learning outcomes" put in place by the college that define what each course must cover. Learners will investigate online tools to assist them in formatting and citing sources in essays. Learners will recognize common revision methods required in writing courses. 
I have been teaching required college composition courses since 2012 at community colleges, 4-year universities, and private colleges in three different states. I am aware of the similarities and differences between many college English courses. I see strategies and tactics that successful students utilize as well as common misconceptions they have. 
No homework is required in this course. 
There is no assessment in this course.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The following sources will be referenced during class. It is not required that learners review these websites prior to class.

MLA Formatting


Writing Center

Sample English Course


About Me


I have been teaching English at the college level, both online and in person, since 2012. Courses include First-year Composition (aka Freshman Composition), Critical Thinking, Literature, Creative Writing, Developmental Writing (aka... 
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