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Welcome to Composition at the Beach! CSULB’s composition program is committed to helping students develop the writing abilities needed to succeed in their academic careers, their future professions, their civic responsibilities, and their lives in general. This social networking site is rich with resources for composition instructors and students. Through the “Groups” tab, Composition at the Beach also serves as the portal for many courses: from First-Year Composition to Advanced Argumentation to our graduate course on Theories and Practices of Composition, the site presents the most up-to-date approaches to teaching writing today.

Students: Composition at the Beach is a social network with over 1800 members. The site has been designed to complement your English classes, and many of your instructors have created class groups for you to join. You can look for your class under the “Groups” tab. Please keep in mind that this “Main” page is visible to everyone on the site. This means that anything you post to the main page or write in the main room chat feature can be seen by everyone: not just the people in your class. If you’d like to ask a question, be sure to identify your course number or instructor. To avoid confusion, it may be best to message your instructor or a classmate privately.

In addition to Composition at the Beach, you may have been asked to join Beachboard. Note that Beachboard is CSULB’s contained course management system and it is not Composition at the Beach. Your login information for Beachboard should be identical to your login for MyCSULB. You must choose your own username and password for Composition at the Beach. 
As always, please ask your instructor if you need clarification. 

For Instructors: English 100

Instructors: Please choose your textbook from the Approved Composition Textbook List for 100 and 100S for the 2014-2015 academic year. Email Carol or Sarah if you have questions.

Composition 100 Standard Course Outline

Sample Course complete with syllabus, essay assignments, and all course materials
    
Sample Syllabi:
  • Syllabus 1
  • Syllabus 2
  • Syllabus 3 (This sample is only the schedule. The particular instructor has a Ning course site and the syllabus policies and procedures are located online on bolgspot.)
  • Syllabus 4 (This sample incorporates multimedia, including the integration of Composition at the Beach)

Sample Assignments

ENGL 100 Assessment Project spring 2014

For Instructors: English 100S

Please Note: If you are teaching ENGL 100S fall 2014, please contact Cheryl Chapman for details about the 100S Assessment.

Composition 100S Standard Course Outline 

Critical Reading Presentation

Composition 100S, formerly known as ENGL 1 and ENGL 1E, is now a stretch course and is a graded, credit bearing course.

Sample Syllabi

English 100S Assessment Project Report, Fall 2013

Composition 100S Rubric for Assessment Project Fall 2013

Early Start Program

The CSU system enacted a policy known as "Early Start" requiring incoming students who score 147 or below on the English Placement Test to begin remediation during the summer. Click here for the most up-to-date information.

Sample Early Start Course

 
 
 

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