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Authors' Description:

Members of the Gordon faculty have collaborated on the authorship of this guide, and it is targeted directly at Gordon students to help them with their writing across the GSC curriculum. This guide provides at least three distinct advantages over other guides: it is specifically targeted to Gordon State students, it covers writing across the whole curriculum, not just English; and it is free.

Many approaches to crafting this guide were entertained, but the authors decided that what students really want from a composition guide are practical examples of writing that they might actually encounter in their classroom experiences at Gordon. Many guides try to do this, but this guide uses real Gordon professors and real Gordon class assignments as a starting point. This results in what we feel is a substantial improvement over other available writing guides.

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Course Title

English Composition I and II

Course Number

ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102

Publication Date

Spring 2016


Gordon State College, University System of Georgia


college writing, composition


Creative Writing | English Language and Literature

The Gordon State College Writing Handbook