Welcome Whether you are a student or an instructor, you will find information, resources, and links in this site about a variety of topics related to the practice of college and professional writing. 

The Department of Literature and Language offers several courses devoted to the study of academic writing and research:

  • ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. ETSU requires that students take ENGL 1010 during the first eligible semester they are enrolled.
  • ENGL 1010L: A learning support version of ENGL 1010.
  • ENGL 1018 and ENGL 1028: Honors composition courses. 
  • ENGL 1006/1007 and ENGL 1008/1009: English as a second language composition courses. 

For students who would like to continue their study of academic and professional writing beyond the freshman level:

  • ENGL 3130: Advanced Composition.
  • ENGL 3134: Computers, Writing, and Literature

Thank you for visiting Composition@ETSU. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding this website, please use the contact information listed in the bottom right corner of this page.

Dr. Michael Briggs

Composition Director




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last update: 01/08/2015