About This Course

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This course is a comprehensive English Composition Corequisite course, covering all of the essentials for writing successfully in college (in English Composition 1), with additional practice on key concepts. Students learn about critical thinking, reflection, reading, the writing process, analysis, argumentation, the research process, citation, and grammar.

The Corequisite content gets combined with English Composition 1 so that it comes into the LMS as one comprehensive course.

The course design allows students a way to master concepts and skills in small bites, through engaging practice activities and frequent questioning with targeted feedback. The corequisite component of the course includes “Writing Workshop” modules, which provide extra practice opportunities and walk students through the more difficult concepts in the course. Students cover the same learning outcomes and work on the same assignments found in Lumen’s English Composition I, but have extra support to help them write at the college level.

Course Improvements

We believe in making continuous improvements to our courses in order to enhance and facilitate student learning. This newest version of the course includes a vast number of data-driven improvements to assessment questions and text content in order to better illustrate, clarify, and evaluate concepts.

Contributors

This course was developed by Lumen Learning, with contributions from faculty from the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Mississippi, as well as significant contributions from:

Primary Content Authors
Audrey Fisch, New Jersey City University
Laura Alyse Leininger, Collin College
Barbara Egel, City Colleges of Chicago
Adrienne Kaufmann, Chattanooga State
Lauren Foster, Germanna Community College
Lisa Weinberger, University of Maryland Global Campus
Marcella Lapriore, Los Medanos College
Claire Brantley, Contributor
Scott Barr, Contributor
Alison Arntsen, Contributor
Greg Melville, Contributor

Acknowledgments
Padraic Lamb
Marilyn Painter

About Lumen

Lumen Learning courseware is based on open educational resources (OER). When we can find well designed, effective OER that are appropriately licensed, we use them in our courseware. When we can’t find pre-existing OER, we create original content and license it as OER (under a Creative Commons Attribution license).

Lumen’s authoring process doesn’t end when our courseware is released. Our choice to adopt open educational resources means that we have the copyright permissions necessary to engage in continuous improvement of our learning content. Consequently, our courses are continually being revised and updated. Errata reported for our courseware are fixed in a matter of days, as opposed to the traditional model in which errors persist until the next “edition” is printed (often a year or more). Students and faculty can suggest improvements to our courses directly from within the courseware as they use it. And we conduct regular analyses to determine where students are struggling the most in our courseware, and make improvements that specifically target these areas.

Given our unique approach, our list of authors and other contributors may look different than the lists you are used to seeing. We provide both a list of the primary content authors (the people involved in the initial creation of the course) and a list of everyone who has contributed suggestions and other improvements to the course since it was first released. We invite you to join us as we create courseware that supports student learning more effectively each semester.

If you’d like to connect with us to learn more about adopting this course, please Contact Us.

You can also make an appointment for OER Office Hours to connect virtually with a live Lumen expert about any question you may have.

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