This intervention focuses on strategies and techniques of writing and composition and is open only to non-native speakers. Upon successful completion of this course, students will: 1. Write a clear, well-organized, multi-paragraph essay using a logical sequence in a prescribed rhetorical mode. 2. Demonstrate ability to use the writing process by generating ideas, drafting, revising, and editing. 3. Demonstrate functional vocabulary knowledge in a variety of contexts at a level appropriate for college level courses. 4. Write coherent and cohesive sentences in a variety of common patterns. 5. Recognize and use proper English mechanics. 6. Demonstrate proficiency in basic skills related to research-based academic writing, such as paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, and citing sources according to prescribed style guidelines. This course is non-transferable and does not count toward an Associate degree at Texarkana College.