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*General Education Courses*

Resources to help with foundation classes like English composition, math, algebra, and introduction to research.

English Composition: Description and Student Learning Outcomes

English Composition

English Composition studies rhetoric and writing that emphasizes incorporating research and analysis.  In English Composition, students will demonstrate understanding and application of audience awareness, research skills, and academic writing.  Courses in this category provide students with learning experiences that include identifying and evaluating source material to integrate into organized academic writing.

Apply writing and research skills to compose content that appeals to a specific audience and purpose.

Create original writing that integrates student voice with source material to articulate and support a logical argument.

English Composition Resources from the Online Library

The Rasmussen University Online Library has a lot of different ways for you to find sources for your research. Check out our video series for more information about getting the most out of the online library, including information about:

Beginning a research project can be overwhelming! Consider following these steps to get your research assignment rolling!

Library Databases: English Composition

eBook Databases: English Composition

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Selections from the Online Library

Writing Resources

Selections from the Online Library

RasMuse Student Anthology



Find previous issues and submission instructions in the RasMuse Student Anthology Guide.

Transferable Skills

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Illustration of the six Transferable Skills

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