Composition I

Thank you for taking an interest in my course this fall. Please contact me at ericlaur@hawaii.edu if you have any questions about the course.

Delivery format

We will meet face-to-face on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8:30 am in Kuykendall room 310.

Assignments and course content

At the beginning of the course, you will choose an issue that is directly related to higher education as your research interest for the semester. Your major assignments will involve researching and writing in several different genres about your selected topic.

The course also includes smaller weekly assignments and activities that will involve reading, analyzing, and discussing a variety of readings on topics involving higher education.

Assigned books and materials

This course participates in the Interactive Digital Access Program (IDAP). All required textbooks and tools will be available to you automatically through Laulima at the beginning of the course. The discounted cost of the materials will appear on your UH account. If you choose to opt out of IDAP, contact me before purchasing anything so I can help ensure you purchase the correct materials that interface with Laulima. I am assigning a package that following texts and tools:

  • Everyone’s an Author with Readings—Our main textbook.
  • Little Seagull Handbook
  • InQuizitive—an adaptive learning tool that provides personalized practice editing sentences and working with sources.