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ENGL 108

English 108

ENGL 10800, Accelerated First-Year Composition

ENGL 10800 is an accelerated composition course that, like ENGL 10600, satisfies the Written Communication and Information Literacy requirements of the university core. As in ENGL 10600, students should expect to produce approximately 7,500-11,500 words of polished writing (or 15,000-22,000 words, including drafts). Some of this text production may be done using multimedia, and some of it may be composed in short assignments.

Because it meets two or three times a week, without the regular instructor-student conferencing sessions of ENGL 10600, student success in English 10800 requires (a) more self-efficacy and self-regulation; (b) strong writing skills and/or prior writing experiences, and/or (c) the focused content provided by learning communities.

In a nutshell: 108 is 106 without required conferencing. 

There are two versions of ENGL 10800:

  • ENGL 10800, Accelerated First-Year Composition: The standard version of ENGL 10800. Some sections are taught by English faculty.
  • ENGL 10800HDPT, Accelerated First-Year Composition: Honors. These sections are reserved for students enrolled in the Honors College.

All versions of ENGL 10800 are acceptable for students who have transferred ENGL 1XXWC to Purdue and who still need to complete a composition requirement for their program or who need to fulfill the Information Literacy (IL) part of the university core.

Sample Syllabus: Engl 108: Digital Rhetorics and Technology with Jen Hughes (Spring 2023)