During their first-year, students take ENGL 101 in order to achieve a level of competency in writing that provides the necessary foundation for subsequent college work and further learning. ENGL 101 introduces students to basic forms and conventions of college writing, provides the opportunity for frequent practice in writing and revising, and helps students explore various stages of the writing process from planning to proofreading.
- prepares students to meet the demands of college-level writing
- provides instruction in research methods, with specific attention to the resources available at Thomas Library, and addresses the more comprehensive goal of developing the knowledge and skills that constitute information literacy
- promotes, by virtue of being capped at 20 students, individual attention and frequent interaction with faculty during the first year