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English 1 is an introduction to college-level writing, reading, and discussion. Initial writing assignments will involve students with language as a personally expressive, creative, and imaginative medium. Later assignments will bring this expressiveness to bear on practical writing tasks typical of college-level work: research, analysis, argument, etc. Reading is designed to stimulate discussion and present models for the students' own writing. Although writing and reading are the main emphases, attention will also be given to informal discussion and oral presentation.English 1-ESL is designed to address the particular needs of students whose first language is not English. In addition to reading, writing, and oral presentation skills, course objectives include building knowledge of American culture and of English vocabulary and grammar through discussion, exercises, and self-editing.