During this training, educators learn new strategies and collaborate on cutting-edge methods that improve success for students who learn differently.
The English Department faculty offers you an opportunity to explore the richness and creativity of the English language. Landmark College offers courses in the fields of composition, creative writing and literature that make up the English curriculum. We deliver a diverse spectrum of skills-development opportunities and a discipline-rich course of study, while engaging your hearts and minds with challenging and thought-provoking reading.
Our philosophy of writing is that it is a respectful art: collaborative, supportive and compelling. Through our philosophy, we strive to create a community of writers that acknowledges that writing is hard work, requires ongoing revision and honors the voice of every writer. We also recognize that beginning writers are working to develop an expressive, honest voice, college writers are attempting to combine expressive voice with critical thinking that connects the individual to larger ideas, and advanced writers are crafting larger ideas and reaching toward mastery of form and flexibility of voice.
Our philosophy of reading is that it is essential for understanding the patterns and sounds of written tone, voice and audience. Through the process of reading and understanding reading, students build both knowledge and language skills. Understanding creative works engages students in the aesthetic value of language and ideas while introducing them to voices they might not otherwise hear. Ultimately, reading, whether it is literature endorsed by the academy or creative nonfiction, helps students participate in the community of writers.
Co-Chair, English Dept
Co-Chair, English Dept
Excellence in English: This student seeks out English classes, participates fully in reading discussions, interpretations and arguments, writes with panache, fluency and a clearly articulated voice.
Achievement in English: This student comes to class prepared, works on and improves his or her writing and reading through peer or instructor input and frequent revision, turns in work in a timely manner and demonstrates a growing understanding of his or her process and responsibilities as a student of English.