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.
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.
Please Note: If you are teaching ENGL 100S fall 2014, please contact Cheryl Chapman for details about the 100S Assessment.
Composition 100S, formerly known as ENGL 1 and ENGL 1E, is now a stretch course and is a graded, credit bearing course.
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.