Welcome to the Learning Center at Columbia Gorge Community College.Composition I is a supervised independent study course offered for high school credit.Please read the directions for the coursework carefully.If you have any questions, donít hesitate to ask your instructor.


There are three components to the course:

1.Ten written assignments.

2.Five sections of computer lessons.

3.Two exams.




You will have 10 written assignments.The assignment will be specific to the topic and requirements.The written assignments are listed on the CGCC webpage.These assignments will be scored using a 1-4 grading system.Papers with grades below a 3 will not be accepted.A handwritten rough draft must be included with all of the assignments.Written assignments may be revised upon approval of your instructor.




You will need to successfully complete the following five sections of computer lessons:

1)Essay Writing (please do this section first)2) Grammar3)Mechanics4)Structure and Tone5)Writing Letters.


Each section has an assessment test that you take before starting individual lessons.After completing the test, the program will direct you to the lessons that you need to study.When you have successfully completed the section proceed to the next section of study.




There will be two exams over the computer lessons.Please refer to your grading sheet for target dates to take the exams.


GRADING :†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† GRADING SCALE


50%Written assignments†††††††††††††††††††† 92-100 =A

30%Computer lessons†††††††††††††††††††††††   84-91†† =B

20%Exams††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††   75-83†† =C

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††   65-74†† =D