This course will help students develop academic level composition skills. Learners will be introduced to the study of library resources and the analysis of reading materials. Learners will write preparatory papers from critiques to research papers applicable for an undergraduate academic environment and will learn to summarize and analyze sources. By completing several written assignments, students will increase their confidence in understanding and producing written communication and further develop their writing abilities through planning, thesis and paragraph development, the composition stages, and peer and self-revision. Students will also practice incorporating evidence into their writing to strengthen ideas and promote academic integrity.