Corequisite Composition

Because every student is a writer.

Seismic changes in approaches to teaching writing have reshaped many developmental English and first-year composition courses across the country. We know these changes are resulting in corequisite models that are as unique as the institutions and the students they serve.

No matter your local context or the shape and label of your corequisite implementation—be it composition with learning support, ALP (Accelerated Learning Program), writing studio, stretch course, course-embedded tutors, enhanced composition, or something else—our goal at Bedford/St. Martin’s remains the same: to help your student writers grow and succeed.

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Our Solutions

We believe that the best solutions are local. From listening to and learning from instructors of corequisite composition*, we know that the student body in every class is unique, as are the characteristics you and your institution add to the shape of your course. So, rather than offer one solution to fit all corequisites, we have a number of flexible tools, publications, and offerings.

*We define corequisite composition as any program in which those students identified as not likely to pass ENG 101 without some kind of support receive that support concurrently with ENG 101.

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Student Companions

Our Student Companions serve as supplemental resources that complement our texts and provide students with the help they need to get or stay on-level, by delivering more in-depth coverage of topics in the text as well as additional support or assignments. Student Companions are available in print or digital, and can be packaged with any book at no additional cost.

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Corequisite Composition
Summer Camp

In Summer of 2020, we hosted our first ever Corequisite Composition Summer Camp (CCSC) to foster community around this course model. During this 3-day virtual professional learning event, instructors came together to explore practical tools and strategies to use in the corequisite classroom. 

The camp featured nearly 30 sessions and an inaugural class of almost 100 instructors who, together, explored new ideas and brainstormed solutions. Sessions at CCSC were led by instructors from across the nation as well as by Macmillan authors and covered broad topics in five major themes: virtual learning, non-cognitive topics, reading+writing, assessment, and active learning. 

See recordings & resources Interested in attending?

Don’t want to wait until next summer to connect with colleagues teaching corequisite composition? Join the conversation now on the Macmillan Instructor Community. (If you already have an instructor account for, you can use the same user credentials to log in to the Community. If you don’t, you’ll need to create a new account and be verified as an instructor. It’s quick!)

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Professional Learning

In addition to providing content, resources, and communities that help instructors improve their teaching skills, we offer Professional Development for Corequisite Composition. Our support of instructors to ensure they can effectively use our content and tools to successfully manage their courses and achieve their goals and outcomes is critically important. Whether it's teaching workshops, symposia, author visits, or technology training, we continue to offer instructors the tools to transform their teaching. Use the links below to explore and learn more.

Visit the Macmillan English Community

Read about Corequisite on the English Community - If you already have an instructor account for, you can use the same user credentials to log in to the Community. If you don’t, you’ll need to create a new account and be verified as an instructor. (It’s quick!)

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State-Specific Information

Corequisite courses are all over the map—literally! They vary from state to state, school to school, and even classroom to classroom, and they range from ultra robust to just a toe dipped in, from long-established to brand new.

The list below represents states in which legislation has been passed around increasing student success. We are sharing what we know, providing a few links to sanctioned websites, but it’s not meant to be exhaustive. We’re working to keep up, and would love to hear from you about YOUR state!

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Corequisite State Map


Need a place to begin? Browse this collection of links to projects, groups, and nitty-gritty research articles about acceleration, redesign, and corequisite composition. We've also included links to professional organizations you can use to find articles, journals, research, conferences, and networking events.

All links are provided as a courtesy, and Bedford/St. Martin’s and Macmillan Learning are not affiliated with any of the organizations listed here.