This class will guide international students through the stages of the writing process with weekly papers which explore several rhetorical modes, including description, nonfiction narration, and with particular emphasis on constructing academic essays. We will also have the opportunity to review grammar, punctuation, diction, and sentence structure. Additional work is offered in oral expression, aural comprehension, and analytical reading of various texts. The class uses group editing and other collaborative techniques in a workshop setting. The schedule includes frequent individual conferences.