English 111

What is English 111?

The first, foundational course in the Composition program focuses on helping students with writing process knowledge and rhetorical knowledge as students explore the components of the writing process, reflect on their own processes, and practice writing about familiar topics to familiar audiences.

In English 111, students will acquire and develop the ability to:

  • Develop ideas
  • Understand the writing of others
  • Integrate their own ideas with those of others in writing
  • Use comments of others to revise their writing
  • Control surface features such as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Write about the strengths and weakness of their own reading and writing processes

What is the English 111 “Lab”?

All English 111 courses meet twice a week in the English 111 lab in addition to meeting three hours a week for classroom instruction. The lab, located in Founders Hall 114A, is equipped with computers, printers, and other resources. The lab provides students with a space to complete writing assignments in the presence of tutors and instructors who are available to offer feedback as students draft, revise, and edit work. Read more about the English 111 lab.

After successfully completing English 111 with a grade of “C” or higher, students will enroll in English 112 and then, later, English 200.

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