Frequently Asked Questions
What is the sequence of English courses?
Credit-level classes begin with EN1011: Composition and Rhetoric. This course and EN1021: Research and Analysis, are required for graduation. Both of these classes are pre-requisites for 2000 level English classes, which include Advanced Composition and a range of literature courses. These classes are also pre-requisites for upper-level courses in other departments. In our creative writing department, we offer Introduction to Creative Writing, which is a pre-requisite for our advanced creative writing courses in poetry and fiction.
Why do I have to take EN1011: Composition and Rhetoric, when I already took it at my last college?
We believe that a strong foundation in composition is vital to success in college, and this course emphasizes practice of critical reading skills and writing process skills, while offering strategies for success that are not frequently emphasized at other schools.
How much reading will I have to do in my English class?
There is a gradual increase in the volume of reading. While in partial-credit classes you can expect about 10-20 pages of reading a week, in upper-level literature courses you can expect at least 50 pages a week.
Will I have to write a research paper?
EN1021: Research and Analysis is the second-semester credit-level English class. Information literacy skills and the production of a research paper are large components of the course's curriculum. The course is designed to take students through the research paper process step-by-step. Faculty, librarians and support centers are all available for helping students through this process.
What is the Creative Writing Concentration?
This concentration is a sequence of creative writing and literature courses designed for students interested in focusing on creative writing. Commitment to the concentration includes fifteen credits of coursework in specified courses, and the student must earn a "C" or better in these classes to stay in the concentration. This option has been developed in response to a growing interest among students in our creative writing courses.
What does it mean that Landmark emphasizes the writing process?
Landmark College English classes teach and encourage a multi-stepped, individualized writing process. Strategies for generating, organizing, revising and editing are all taught explicitly. We offer a range of strategies to help students with written-production issues.
Where can I go for extra help with writing assignments?
Writing Lab is held two evenings a week and staffed by English faculty. The Drake Center for Academic Support provides one-on-one writing support. Faculty are also available during weekly office hours.
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