WR121 - English Composition Online
In Greek legend, the goddess of wisdom, Athena, was born fully formed from the head of Zeus. Unfortunately, this is the only recorded instance of instant wisdom. (U. Vic)
Hello, and welcome to WR 121 Online, LBCC's Freshman Comp on the net.
Over the coming term, we'll be learning how to obtain reliable information that gives credibility to our opinions. We'll use this information to write effective essays that inform and persuade our readers that what we say is reasonable, believable, and backed up by reliable data.
Online courses differ from classroom courses in several important ways:
- The course material is online, on our website, and this requires you to be internet and computer-savvy
- We do not meet, so success in the course depends largely on your own self-monitoring
- Because we do not use a hard-copy textbook, all the instructions are posted for you here, on the website.
- You should read the material carefully, just as you would a textbook
- The webpages may seem to contain a great deal of writing, which may lead you to feel discouraged. Don't be–it is far, far less than what a textbook holds, so be patient with yourself
Here are some very helpful links for you:
Read these before you go any further. Then relax, take some time to let the information sink in, and, when you are ready, continue with the reading here.
- How College is different from High School
- How to help your professor give you a good grade
- Here is a link to a Wayne State webpage rich with useful advice
• Since we have a number of students waitlisted for the course, in fairness to all, and to allow these students a chance to register, we'll have to drop those students who have not logged in to the course in Week 1 and completed the assignments by the due time Friday. It's important to keep seats open to active participants in the course.
Now, let's get started...