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Advanced Composition A – LETU ENGL 1013 or Honors


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Course Description
This course is a study of rhetoric and effective writing processes with an emphasis on expository evaluative writing. Students in this course must pass with a C or better to move on to ENGL 1023.

Course Goals
English Composition I seeks to develop each student’s ability to write effectively, recognizing components of the rhetorical situation in various types of writing situations. Students will learn to analyze different types of audiences and write purposefully, taking a specific stance within different genres.

Students will demonstrate their ability to:

  • use critical thinking skills in their reading and writing
  • incorporate personal reflection and interpersonal feedback into essays
  • revise and edit essay drafts as a standard practice in the writing process
  • write essays that
    • contain substantial and relevant content
    • show a good awareness of audience and rhetorical purpose
    • follow the conventions of standard edited American English


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Special Note 1: Extensive use of camera and microphone is expected in this course.


Special Note 2: This course is available as dual credit; however, a student does not have to dual enroll to take the class. This is a rigorous course intended for students ready to handle university-level content and pace. Please contact the teacher if you have any questions about placement or to have a recent writing sample reviewed.


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The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Readings and Handbook, 5 th ed.

ISBN: 9780393655803

Jess Woods graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor's degree in English Education and from Arizona State University with a Master's degree in English. She began her career teaching in a public high school; however, since 2013, she has been teaching middle school and high school English courses online.  Jess is a life-long reader and writer.  She comes alive in the company of words and music, and she has a passion for literature that reaches through every part of her being.  She believes wholeheartedly that each person has a relevant voice and perspective, and she eagerly teaches her students to embrace their individual voices by exploring their own thoughts and learning to confidently articulate them.  It is her desire to encourage growth in all students (regardless of their love for English courses…or lack thereof).  She considers it a tremendous success if she can awaken a love of literature and/or composition in her students. Jess currently resides in Alabama with her pastor-husband, Josh and their three kids. They also have a lot of animals and plants.  While reading and writing are clearly on the top of her hobby list, Jess also enjoys all things musical, cooking competition shows, gardening,  hiking, and traveling.

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1 review for Advanced Composition A – LETU ENGL 1013 or Honors (5/5 stars)

  1. Virginia S

    Advanced Comp A was an excellent choice for my daughter. She is generally not a fan of English courses, but really loved Mrs. Woods as a teacher. She took English III with her and asked me to sign her up immediately when she learned Mrs. Woods would be teaching Advanced Comp A. This was a great introduction to dual-enrollment for her, as this was her first DE course. She was attentive and motivated to succeed in this course, and we felt it provided an appropriate level of rigor. She rated it 4-stars as a student (which is saying a lot for her!) and I rate it 5 stars as a parent. This was a top-notch Excelsior course (like all we have taken) and the dual-enrollment option made it an easy choice.

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