MindEdge's Composition I Learning Resource

Composition I introduces learners to the types of writing and thinking that is valued in college and beyond. Students will practice writing in several genres and several media, with emphasis placed on writing and revising academic arguments. Visual literacy components ensure that writers can create visual texts to support their traditional arguments.

The course contains supporting media, articles, and excerpts to support a focus on one of several disciplinary threads (covering the topics of nursing, business, information technology, teaching, and literature, art, and culture) designed to engage students and welcome them into discussion about contemporary issues.

Composition I supports peer review activities, though it may be completed asynchronously as well. Instruction and exercises in grammar, mechanics, research documentation, and style are paired with each module so that writers can practice these skills as necessary.

Through MindEdge's adaptive learning students can access help for more than 20 topics, including misplaced modifiers, comma splices, active and passive voice, etc. This course includes full access to the MindEdge Writing Pad to support real-time student writing and coaching sessions.

There are ten modules in the course:

  1. Rhetoric and Analyzing Writing
  2. Narration and Narrative Arguments
  3. Working with Sources
  4. Evaluation Arguments
  5. Rebuttal Arguments
  6. Cause-and-Effect Argument
  7. Proposal Argument
  8. Revision
  9. Delivering in Visual Formats
  10. The Portfolio
Appendix A: MLA format
Appendix B: APA format