Freshman Composition

Freshman Composition

3 Credits

Designed to provide a “persuasive edge” for academic and most other kinds of writing, this course focuses on the techniques of persuasion as well as on detecting connon writing and documentation problems and learning ways to correct them. For most units, students write a short paper based in the reading assignments. Students also write a slightly longer, resourse-based paper. All necessary resource materials for the assignments are available in The Language of Argument and (if the student selects the novel option for the final paper) in the critical edition of the optional novel.

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Time to Complete
Up to 6 months from registration date

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I just wanted to thank you for all of your feedback throughout this course. To be honest, I wasn’t thrilled about taking this class at the end of my college career and saw it as a means to an end. But it’s funny, because for as long as I can remember I wanted to be a writer after high school. It seems that as I went through college I lost that part of myself. After taking this course, I remembered my love for writing. I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate all of your feedback and encouragement- it has helped me to realize how much I’ve missed writing.

Brittany Snowden


Course Tuition $ 981
Administrative Fee $ 75
Total Tuition and Fees $ 1056*

* Total does not include the cost of course materials. Please refer to our Tuition and Fees page for more information.

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