COMPOSITION 1090 (COMP)
Composition, a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study and
application of the rhetorical writing strategies of narration, description, exposition, and persuasion. Using the
writing process, students demonstrate a command of vocabulary, English language conventions, research and
organizational skills, an awareness of the audience, the purpose for writing, and style. Students read classic and
contemporary literature or articles and use appropriate works as models for writing. Students write a variety of
types of compositions with a focus on fictional narratives, reflective compositions, academic essays, and
responses to literature. Course can be offered in conjunction with a literature course, or schools may embed
Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts reading standards within curriculum.
Recommended Grade Level: 11, 12
Recommended Prerequisites: English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation
Credits: 1 semester course, 1 credit per semester.
Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for all Diplomas