EH 101 and 102 are committed to preparing students to write
effectively in diverse situations. Because academic writing
should reflect students' best thinking and should promote learning,
EH 101 and 102 help students by enhancing thinking skills as
well as the ability to put ideas into words.
GOALS FOR ENGLISH COMPOSITION
Goal 1: EH 101 and 102 should prepare students, first and
foremost, for the academic writing they will do at USA and,
second, for the writing they will do in their careers and personal
Goal 2: To achieve Goal 1, EH 101 and 102 should train students
Goal 3: EH 101 and 102 should focus students' attention on
the writing process as well as the written product.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
The English Composition Program consists of the two Freshman
English classes, EH 101 and EH 102, which are offered every
semester, and are required of all USA students. These Composition
courses are also prerequisites for all subsequent English courses.
The courses are taught by full-time professors as well as staff
and graduate assistants. Some students with certain ACT scores
may be exempt from taking EH 101. To find more about exemption
and scores as well as to see the CLEP requirements for being
exempt from EH 102 see the Bulletin. For further information
about the English Composition Program, please contact Dr. Larry
Beason, head of the English Composition Program.
The Freshman Composition Program within the Department of
English at USA is sponsoring free-of-charge information sessions
for students and others who need additional assistance with
particular writing skills. The goal of the Writing Outreach
program is to reinforce necessary skills that are often not
covered in class discussion due to time constraints. Writing
Outreach will give participants the opportunity to enhance
Writing Outreach is open to all university students, staff,
and faculty, as well as interested members of the community.
The sessions are purely voluntary. There is no registration
requirement and no commitment necessary; participants may come
to one or all of the sessions. These will be approximately
one-hour sessions. For more information about the Writing Outreach
program, please contact Nicole
Amare at 460-7157.
The Graduate Teaching Assistants are usually assigned one
or two English 101 classes to teach per semester. To find out
more about Teaching Assistantships, see the Graduate
Writing Center offers free one-on-one consulting to
all USA students wishing to improve their writing.
March 2013 - Composition Chronicle (.pdf)