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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 is the study of rhetoric and writing with an emphasis on incorporating research and analysis.  In the area of 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




Are you having trouble finding high quality resources for your research project?  Are you not feeling confident about using the library databases?

Make a Research Appointment for one-on-one assistance!

Click on the button below, click on "Suzanne Schriefer" to view available times from the calendar, select the time you would like to meet!



Writing Help

Access The Writing Guide by clicking here:

The Writing Guide provides assistance with all the various writing assignments that you may encounter while in college. In the Writing Guide you will find step-by-step instructions that will help with the writing process along with beneficial resources. Below you will find all the writing topics that are highlighted within the Guide. Click a link to be taken to that specific page within the Guide.

Access Grammarly by clicking here:

Grammarly is a software you can use to check your papers for spelling, grammar, punctuation, writing mechanics, and even plagiarism.

Access The Writing Lab by clicking here:

The Writing Lab is available through your online courses. You can submit papers to the writing for feedback from a professional tutor. Feedback is provided within 24 hours of submission.

Access The APA Guide by clicking here:

Use the APA Guide to find help with formatting, creating in-text citations, and references. 


RasMuse Student Anthology



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

Transferable Skills

Click the honeycomb to navigate between all six transferable skills guides! Click the flame icon to navigate to the Rasmussen University Web site.

Click to view the Critical Thinking guide Click to view the Digital Fluency guide Click to view the Information Literacy guide Click to view the Ethics & Professional Responsibility guide Click to view the Diversity & Teamwork guide Click to view the Communication guide Click to view the E-Resources guide