BENEFITS of Registering for Composition and Literature Simultaneously
1 - Students read the same literature for composition as they do in their literature classes. Compositions students, however, do not read ALL of the material assigned in the literature class.
2 - Students in a composition section linked to Engl 267, 268, 269 write NO essays in their literature section. The cumulative "Essay Grade" in the composition section "counts" as the essay grade [40% of the final grade] in their literature section.
3 - Students registered for both composition and literature take literature quizzes twice, once in their literature section and once in their composition section. The highest of the two grades is the one which "counts" in both sections.
4 - Students post literature discussion messages in both classes. [Copy and paste from one class to the other.] And, they have the benefit of reading discussions in both classes -- a help in writing essays and in taking quizzes.
5 - Students registered for both composition and literature classes reinforce reading and writing skills, as well as critical thinking skills, simultaneously.