A college-level writing course that introduces students to various forms of academic discourse. Students are required to prepare essays in a variety of rhetorical modes, including exposition, description, and argumentation. In addition to out of class writing assignments, students will be required to compose in-class essays in response to readings and other prompts. ENG 120 introduces students to process-writing techniques and library research. The primary focus of ENG 120 is to help students acquire the writing skills they need to succeed in an academic environment.