COURSE DESCRIPTION (ENG 101): English 101 is designed to strengthen college-level writing skills, with particular attention to audience, purpose and rhetorical situation. Students receive extensive background in strategies of planning, drafting and revising. Research is introduced as a means by which students can extend their own understanding through the use of outside resources. Additionally, critical reading and thinking strategies are developed. Students who successfully complete ENG 101 with a grade of “C-” or higher will be eligible to enroll in ENG 102. Prerequisite: English Placement Test or completion of ENG 098 or ESL 139 with a grade of “C-” or higher.