ENG 110, or English Composition, was not the class I was originally going to showcase in this course spot, however the laptop I have used for all of college is currently out of commission (along with all the college work I’ve done), meaning my options were limited. Luckily, I completed all of my English Comp essays on GoogleDocs, meaning I had some options of work to share.
I wanted to showcase either ENG 278 (Women of the West), a psych class, or the management class I took this past spring, but all of my work for those classes are currently lost in the oblivion (hopefully, once my laptop is fixed I can get it all back).
English Comp was a difficult class for me to get through because I was supposed to have tested out of it in high school by taking AP LIT, but unfortunately my genius high school only offered the AP LIT class that does not count for college credit (beware, high schoolers, some of your AP classes will not count for college credit!). Basically the class was difficult because it was very easy for me, and I felt like I didn’t need to take it. My high school (Casco Bay) is known for producing excellent writers, and by the time I’d finished senior year essay writing was second nature to me.
While English Comp was not challenging in terms of coursework, it did give me a good opportunity to display my essay writing skills, and in the end was an easy A (and there’s nothing wrong with an easy A).
“This course introduces students to writing as a conscious and developmental activity. Students learn to read, think, and write in response to a variety of texts, to integrate their ideas with those of others, and to treat writing as a recursive process. Through this work with texts, students are exposed to a range of reading and writing techniques they can employ in other courses. Students work individually and collaboratively, participate in peer review, and learn to take more responsibility for their writing development. Placement into this course is determined by multiple measures, including high school achievement and SAT scores.”
– UNE Official Catalog
Essays: The following work samples are two essays I wrote for English Composition.