Ep 4: English Composition Programs with Jason Barr

In this episode, Scott explores English and english composition programs and classes with Jason Barr. Jason is an English professor at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, Virginia.

Learn how taking English classes, and possibly even pursuing a major or minor in English can transform your career. Studying English can help you develop your research and writing skills, and give you a solid base for entering the professional world or even graduate school.

Listen in as Jason Barr walks you through courses he teaches, covers the skills students need to have in order to succeed in English composition courses, and more.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • What career opportunities await English and English composition students.
  • What skills and traits students successful in English courses and programs should have.
  • Jason’s recommendations to help you get a head start if you’re going into an English program or class.
  • The key difference between writing well-graded English papers in high school and in college.
  • How college-level English courses are often graded.
  • And much more!

Blue Ridge Community College At a Glance

Blue Ridge Community College is part of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), and offers associate degree programs, diplomas, and occupational and technical certificates as well as college/university transfer programs. They are dedicated to empowering students and meeting the needs of their community by providing an environment of academic excellence with comprehensive programs and services. Students have access to a variety of career services and academic advising opportunities to help them be successful in their future education and career endeavors.

  • Year Established: 1967
  • Student Population: ~4900
  • Location: Weyers Cave, VA

Certificate in General Education from Blue Ridge Community College

The courses offered in the Certificate in General Education program at Blue Ridge Community College are designed to be easily transferred into an associate or baccalaureate degree program. This program gives students the opportunity to take classes in English composition, literature, history, student development, science labs, mathematics, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences.

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