Introductory Composition at Purdue is the home of English 106, 108, and 304. Learn more about the different versions of our courses, and consider which one might be best for you.
All Summer 2020 courses will be taught online. All ICAP online courses are asynchronous, with no examinations or regularly scheduled meetings, though instructors often schedule a small number of synchronous writing conferences. Students should be able to register and participate regardless of their location, as long as they have good network access. Please see the details on our ENGL 106 DIST page.
Here are our most frequently used resources:
- ICaP course outcomes
- Student guide to ICaP
- Advisor’s guide, 2020-21
- Manual for teaching assistants, 2018–19
Instructors: Please see our resources for moving to online teaching.
Contact our director, mentors, or staff.
Instructor Spotlight: Gabe Lonsberry (4/08/20): Ph.D. candidate Gabe Lonsberry on the ubiquity of Shakespeare, teaching critical thinking, and how instructors can make the composition classroom their own. Read more.
Spring 2020 ICaP Workshop Series (3/02/20): Information on ICaP's Spring 2020 workshop series, featuring sessions on Designing and Assessing Reflective Writing, Teaching Research in First-Year Composition, Teaching Primary Research, Implementing Readings + Texts, Basic Statistical Analysis in Excel, and a drop-in website workshop. Read more.
Instructor Spotlight: Kate O'Donoghue (2/22/20): ICaP instructor Kate O’Donoghue, a first-year MFA student in poetry, on reflection, resistance, and collapsing the binary between academic and creative writing. Read more.