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Basic Writing

Basic Writing is designed to introduce and develop college level writing proficiency through careful attention to the writing process. Emphasizing both the writing process and skills needed for timed and high stakes essays, such as the CUNY Assessment Test in Writing (CATW), this course will prepare students for English Department 130 college level writing. Students will learn text based writing in the short essay form to clearly express ideas in edited U.S. English that integrate analysis of a written text. Prerequisite: ESL/ESR099, Students must demonstrate readiness for learning college-level writing proficiency as indicated by their score on the CUNY Assessment Test in Writing (CATW) Exam.