Courage, Conviction, and Composition: The American Experience to the Civil War

Learning Community Theme

Learning Community E (LCE) has been designed to provide you with an integrated learning experience. This means that you will be learning about history, writing, and the business of being a college freshman in all of your LCE courses. Composition, Courage, and Conviction is the theme for our learning community for Spring 2018. Looking back in time, we will find ways to apply this theme to the men and women you study in Dr. Wooster’s class. Examining the present, we will find to ways to apply this theme to your personal experiences as a novice writer/learner encountering new writing situations and tasks. By the semester’s end, you should have a rich understanding of what composition, courage, and conviction means, both historically and personally.

HIST 1301: Dr. Robert Wooster

  • I've taught Seminar for HIST 1301 for 9 years. I KNOW this class :)
  • I've been a regular member of Triad E for 9 years! I KNOW this learning community :)
  • What's Amanda's advice for succeeding in Dr. Wooster's class?

1.) GO TO CLASS!

2.)Pay attention and take GOOD notes because...

3.) THE NOTES ARE (for the most part) CRUCIAL TO YOUR LEARNING THE MATERIAL! and NOT AVAILABLE ON BLACKBOARD :)

  • Show up to lecture. You won't be disappointed! PROVE THAT YOU TOOK DR. WOOSTER'S CLASS!

4.) Do the assigned readings AND exam study guides! Don't wait til the last minute to do these either, you will be causing yourself some unnecessary stress. And... you won't be able to appreciate what you are learning this semester!

5.) DO WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DO TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY - EVERYTHING counts!

6.) KEEP ALL OF YOUR TRIAD COURSEWORK! YOU WILL NEED IT FOR THE LC COMPREHENSIVE PORTFOLIO!


ENGL 1302: Professor Chimene Burnett

  • I've worked with Prof.Burnett at TAMU-CC since 2012!
  • What to expect:
    • Writing, writing about writing, and the writing processes
  • Introduction to rhetoric, argumentation, academic reading, academic research, and more writing!
  • Triad E Portfolio= More writing!
    • CHECK AND USE HER WIKIPAGE! IT WILL BENEFIT YOU AS THE SEMESTER PROGRESSES! You might find this link useful.
    • SHE ALSO USES Blackboard FOR HER COURSE! -- You might find this link useful.

Topic Five tips to do well in Ms. Burnett's class

1.) GO TO CLASS. Prove that you took her class!

2.) Prof. Burnett uses wiki and Blackboard. You will need to be familiar with both. ASK FOR HELP WHEN NEEDED! :)

3.) Prof. Burnett is an awesome writing prof and you should definitely avail yourself of her office hours. (We also have shared office hours at the same time. Need to see us both ? We can do that!)

4.) In class, don't be intimated to contribute to discussions on complex, controversial issues. These issues have historical roots, she is merely trying to help you make connections between the past and present.

5.) Do your reading and research!(It will help you become a more informed and responsible citizen.)

Note: Life is all about grappling with change, folks. Professor Burnett and I use wiki as our primary means to distribute information about the learning community. Embrace it! If you ever need to find us quickly on the web, simply do a Google search like this: Our name- wiki tamucc, and you can find us!