English Pathways

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Once LBCC reviews your submission of high school transcripts and coursework or your self-reported GPA, LBCC will recommend the English Composition course that is suitable for you to begin. You have the option to begin in English 1 or English 1 Plus and are more likely to succeed in English if you start at the transfer-level.

You have a right to make an informed choice about what course you will take based on LBCC’s recommendation, your previous success in writing courses, the course descriptions, and your discussions with an Academic Counselor.

ENGLISH 1
4 units (transfer) = 4 hr/wk.

This path is for you if several of the following options apply.

 

LBCC’s Viking System made a recommendation of this course.

You have a high school GPA of 2.6 or higher.

You were highly successful in previous writing courses.

You have some practice with reading college-level texts.

You have already learned about creating an effective thesis and supporting it with body paragraphs.

You are ready to learn about research methods early in the semester.

You have some knowledge of the writing process and want to learn more.

You often take advantage of campus resources to support your writing practice.

You use strategies to succeed in college.

You wisely manage your time and tasks.

ENGLISH 1 + ENGLISH 896 PLUS SUPPORT
4 units (transfer) + 2 units (non-transfer) = 6 hr/wk.

This path is for you if several of the following options apply.

 

LBCC’s Viking System made a recommendation of this course.

Recommended–You have a high school GPA of 1.9-2.6.

Strongly Recommended–You have a high school GPA of 1.9or below.

You sometimes struggled in previous writing courses.

You could use more practice with reading, annotating, and writing essays having a variety of structures.

You want help with research methods.

You want to work on your assignments with the guidance of your English instructor and a tutor in class.

You want to maximize your time in class by getting a head start on reading and writing assignments.

You want guidance about campus resources to support your writing practice.

You want to learn strategies to succeed in college.

You want help in wisely managing your time and tasks.

ENGLISH 105
4 units (transfer) = 4 hr/wk.

This path is for you if several of the following options apply.

 

You want to improve your reading and writing skills before taking transfer-level ENGLISH 1 or ENGLISH 1 + 896 (PLUS SUPPORT).

It took you several tries to pass your writing courses.

You want extra help with reading and annotating college-level texts.

You want extra help with writing essays having a variety of structures.

You want extra help with grammar and vocabulary.

You want guidance about campus resources to support your writing practice.

You want to learn strategies to succeed in college.

You want help in wisely managing your time and tasks.