An introduction to college composition, this course emphasizes the skills necessary for writing well-organized and effective essays in support of a thesis. Students will write and revise a variety of essays that demonstrate critical reading skills and competence in standard English usage. A special section of this course with computer-aided instruction may be offered periodically. A student required to take English 101 must enroll in the course during his/her first semester on campus and must be continuously enrolled until the proficiency level is reached. After successful completion with a grade of at least a “C,” a student must immediately take English 102.