Getting Started With This Course
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Accessing Your Course
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Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the
Canvas Basics course space
to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to
access this space.
You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class.
However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course
Log in to your Canvas course space at
- Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
- Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)
If you do not know your Bucks Username, you can retrieve it by using the Find Your Username Form. Enter your Name, Birthday (mm/dd/yyyy) and either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security number, then click Submit. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.
Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be
able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.
Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials
While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the
ISBN number available through the course's academic department
where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore
and our online bookstore,
guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.
Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link
below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have
any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic
this link to see the book list for your course.
Other Information about the Course
Hello and welcome to English Composition I. My name is Roman Colombo and I am your instructor for this course. For the next 6 weeks, we will focus on developing our writing skills necessary for college-level work. You’ll leave being able to better think, read, and write critically. You will have developed a writing process, and you’ll understand how to write and organize arguments as well as utilize outside sources. This course is much shorter than a regular face-to-face class, so be prepared to complete discussions on a daily basis and turn in writings every week (sometimes twice!). But if you keep up with the syllabus and assignments, it won't be too overwhelming--you may even have some fun! And if you need help, I will be available by e-mail, chat, and in my office at the Newtown campus during the office hours listed on the syllabus or by appointment. We may only be working together for 6 weeks, but I look forward to our time together!