College Composition II focuses on library research and the writing of college-level research papers. It includes at least one major essay (and often several minor ones) in which print and electronic database sources are used and cited. The course is literature based; students read and analyze fiction, poetry and drama and use these primary texts (as well as secondary sources) as the basis for their research papers in the course. In this course, you will develop the skills of interpretation, analysis and evaluation of literature as well as advanced writing and research methods.
The purpose of College Composition II isto teach you to write papers analyzing primary texts, to improve further your skills in composition, and to teach you to conduct research, including online research, and to organize the results into a coherent, properly documented paper. This course will also introduce you to the major literary genres and develop your ability to read literature with insight and pleasure.
You will be required to read a variety of works of literature. You will also be required to consult appropriate sections of the course handbook on matters of grammar, integration of sources and MLA format, and you may be required to read some textbook material on writing about literature.
You will be assigned essays frequently in this course. Though you will do more reading in this course than in College Composition I, this is a composition course as well, and the clarity and effectiveness of your written work will be the major determinant of your grade for the course.
Finally, you will be required to write one acceptable (that is, a "C"-level or higher) library research paper on a topic of literary interest and scholarly concern, accurately relying on primary and secondary source materials. You will have library instruction to include online research as well as traditional research methods.
College Composition II is based upon nationally approved learning outcomes. These outcomes describe the rhetorical, critical thinking, reading, writing and research skills you should possess upon completing the course. Check elsewhere on this site for specific course policies and requirements.
College Composition resources
To help you succeed in College Composition, Georgia Regents University provides tutorial help at the Writing Center in University Hall 235. The Writing Center provides one-on-one consultation sessions with experienced tutors. Confer with your instructor about which aspects of your writing might benefit from extra attention in Writing Center consultations. Whether you are having difficulties or doing well in this course, we recommend that you take advantage of the Writing Center’s services.
The Supplemental Instruction Program offers workshops and tutorials for students in College Composition; this instruction is meant to add to the instruction you receive in the course. Please visit the SIP website for more details.
If you have a disability that requires accommodation in this course, please contact Testing and Disability Services in Galloway Hall as soon as possible for information on the documentation procedure. Call (706) 737-1469 or visit their website.
If you write an essay in this course that you consider particularly strong, please ask your instructor about Choice Voice, our online journal of student writing. This website features essays judged as the best examples of student writing produced in College Composition courses. Both process-written and timed essays are published in Choice Voice.
Outstanding ENGL 1102/14 Library Research Papers may be entered in the contest for the Goldburg Award. Thanks to an endowment established by the family of Rabbi Goldburg, an annual cash prize will go to the student writing the best 1102/14 research paper. The winning essay and "honorable mention" essays will be published in Choice Voice.
Finally, we want to emphasize a very important point: we are genuinely committed to providing you with the best possible instruction and practice with writing. College Composition II is not an easy course, but your instructors and the College Composition Program will support you to the best of our ability. If you have any questions about the course, please feel free to contact Mike Garcia, the Director of the College Composition Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.