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English 1ASP14

Time: TTR 7:30. 9:00, and (12:00)
Location: Sweeney 348 and (414)
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English 1A is the first course in the two-semester, lower-division composition sequence. It provides an introduction to college-level composition and fulfills the written communication requirement of the university’s core GE. Through reading and writing with discernment, you will develop your skills as a writer. Prerequisites: Placement by the English Proficiency Test (EPT), or passage of an approved substitute course for the EPT.

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All the info is here to get started. If you want to sign into mycomplab (mcl), you will be able to do that tomorrow. You MUST have an access code, purchased separately because the text is not linked. Use "generic" not text based when you order. You can pay online. You can register for two weeks without paying, but you will be dropped by the system if you don't pay before the deadline. I encourage you to rent or share a handbook with someone in another class. They also sell a to-go version, but I don't want people on smartphones during class. I usually project the material.

Online Resources

We are a technology-based class. Here are the links and docs to help you get started. Mycomplab has lots of videos and I will be showing them in class. EVERYONE can sign onto mcl, whether or not you have money the first week of classes. I believe they give you 14 days to pay. There's a link that will give you an overview of mcl below.


Meet in SH 229 for the first and second class meetings. I want to give you a chance to work out any problems in mycomplab while we are all together. It is in the same building as our regular classroom. Office hours are 10:30-11:30 in Faculty Offices 217.