Welcome!

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 1000 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. 

Events

Composition 100

Approved Composition Textbook List for 100 and 100S for the 2014-2015 academic year

ENGL 100 Assessment Project spring 2014

Composition 100 Standard Course Outline

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

Composition 100S

English 100S Assessment Project Report, Fall 2013

Composition 100S Rubric for Assessment Project Fall 2013

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

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.

Resources

Check out some helpful resources in the "Resources" tab above.

 
 
 

A place to converge and a place to write for students and faculty in CSULB's Rhetoric and Composition Program.

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