You might be wondering, why do I need to take an English writing class? I am not an English major. Well, here are some of the reasons why English 90 and other college composition classes will be of benefit to you.
As a college student and in your professional career, you'll likely need to be able to write clearly, persuasively and grammatically correct. In your history and science classes, you'll need to write term papers, and for work, you may have to write a proposal or create a written analysis of information.
In any case, you'll need some solid writing skills, and an English composition course will introduce you to these skills through a variety of reading, journaling and essay writing activities. You'll learn about the entire process of putting together well-crafted writing, which includes researching/planning, revising your first draft, and polishing and presenting your final draft.
So even if you are not an English major, the skills learned in your college composition classes will help you earn better grades in all of your other classes by
assisting you in writing clear and cohesive essays. And when you are finished with college, the writing and analytical skills you learn will pay off when you present written information and reports to your superiors in a precise and effective manner.
I look forward to working with you in class and reading what you have to say.
Dr. Lyn Neylon