Why Take Composition?
The easy answer to this question is, "Because it is required," but there are better, more satisfactory answers:
1. Knowing how to write well better insures your success as a student in most if not all the other classes you will take as a college student, regardless of your major and field.
2. Knowing how to write well better insures your success in the workaday world. Most desirable professions require employees with good writing (and speaking) skills.
3. Most importantly, knowing how to write well is crucial in the making of an educated person.
As a crucial part of a liberal education for every student,
the freshman composition program at Arkansas State is committed to helping
fulfill the university's mission statement: "We pursue and share knowledge
within a caring community that prepares students in challenging and diverse ways
to become more productive global citizens."