Composition for College 12

  • Course #T706* (*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter)
  • Grade(s) offered: 12
  • Credits: .5 (per semester)
  • Prerequisites: Any English 11 Course

Course Description: This course, modeled after an introductory college composition course, emphasizes writing in a variety of nonfiction modes. Students learn and use these writing techniques to help them prepare for success in college and other post-secondary settings. Students refine their writing process as well: planning, writing, and most importantly, revising their own work. Course readings include expository, analytical, personal narrative, and argumentative texts as models for students’ own writing.

Instructional Methods/Assessments: Online discussions and writing conferences—via Google Documents and audio feedback--are the primary methods for presenting course material. Student assessments include a variety of written tasks.

Recommended Background for Success: The freedom granted in this course mirrors a college freshmen Composition course. Thus, students must be motivated to develop and improve their writing skills independently. Students interact with the instructor and peers online, so they must be able to work online and be resourceful when difficulties arise. Independence, curiosity, and technological resiliency are other important factors of success.

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