English Composition (ENGL 1102) Course Redesign at East Georgia State College
East Georgia State College
A student’s ability to transition into collegiate thinking and writing improves the likelihood of future student success. At East Georgia State College, although English 1101 is a prerequisite to English 1102, Composition II students nonetheless tend to stop short at the threshold of higher education, where it becomes difficult for many of them to embrace new concepts required for college-level thinking and writing. This illustrative case study examines a particular ENGL 1102 course redesign to assist educators in understanding how to develop their own course redesigns in a metaphorical way—and to adapt the “doorway” metaphor for individual pedagogical use.