This course introduces students to college-level discourse and aims to help students improve basic writing skills. The course will emphasize effective processes of composing as well as the qualities of a successful written product. Instruction is conducted through journal writings, class meetings, small-group sessions, tutorial sessions and individual conferences. It will also include work on grammar, sentence structure and the writing of paragraphs and essays. Students who have worked diligently but not reached Honors College writing proficiency by the end of the fall semester will be invited to participate in the English 101 Extension; they will continue working on their writing with Writing Center staff during the spring semester, and at the end of that semester they will submit work to their English 101 instructors for evaluation and final grades for the course. Prerequisite: Placement by examination.