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Course SummaryIf you're looking for a flexible, interactive way to teach college composition, check out this textbook replacement course. These video lessons, text lessons and quizzes cover the same topics as a traditional college composition textbook and can be accessed on any computer or mobile device at any time for convenient study.
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Any instructor who teaches college composition can consider this textbook replacement course an excellent resource for their classroom. The lessons in this course provide high quality instruction and cover the same or even more information than that found in most college composition textbooks.
How it works
The short, engaging video lessons on topics like grammar, writing, sentence structure and composition best practices are perfect for briefly introducing a college composition topic and initiating class discussion. The chapter and lesson structure is similar to traditional English composition textbooks, making a transition to digital learning simple and straightforward. Just like you'd assign textbook reading assignments, you can assign one or more video lessons to your students conveniently through the website and even review them in class to initiate discussion or class projects.
- Identify the chapter in this course that corresponds with your curriculum or lesson plan.
- Assign one or more of the short and engaging video lessons as homework.
- In class, engage students in discussions and/or interactive activities that focus on the lesson topics.
- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your students' understanding of thesis development, reading comprehension, effective pre-writing and essay organization.
- Submit questions, feedback or suggestions to our expert instructors from your Dashboard.
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Using the Course
Using the course is simple. You can find any topic you're currently studying in college composition class, or if your school uses this course in the classroom, you can get your assignments through links sent by your teacher via email. Even if your school uses traditional textbooks, you'll find this course offers a great supplement and brings college composition lessons to life. The short videos give you an easy, fun and helpful way to better understand and absorb college composition theories, strategies and exercises.
- Identify the college composition topics you're studying in class, or click on the lesson links sent to you.
- View the short and engaging college composition video lessons.
- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your understanding of topics like bibliography writing, plagiarism and journal article citations.
- Submit questions to our expert instructors for additional help with any college composition topic covered in the course.
Why It Works
Our college composition course supports your individual learning style and your lifestyle. Check out some of the helpful and practical ways this course can be valuable to you as well as the advantages to having a complete resource to complement your classroom lessons.
- Fun Videos: Our lessons entertain while they teach you to identify the parts of an essay, write with phrasal verbs, and to use the active voice when writing.
- Helpful Instructors: In addition to being subject-matter experts in college composition, our instructors are available to help you with any questions you have related to the course.
- Accessible: You can access this college composition course and view the video lessons from any computer or mobile device from home or on the go.
- Learn Your Way: Whether you learn better through discussion, viewing the video or reading the lesson transcript, we've got you covered.
- Keeping Up in Class: If you need to miss class or don't quite understand a college composition concept, you can use this course to make sure you don't fall behind.
- Review grammar rules and writing conventions
- Investigate strategies for improving style, structure, and clarity
- Distinguish the steps needed for revising essays
- Elaborate on the standard techniques for incorporating source materials
- Break down the different components of an essay
- Practice writing different types of essays
- Improve reading comprehension skills to better understand essays
- Go over the best practices and theories for composition development
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