College Writing 2.1x is an introduction to academic writing for English Language Learners, focusing on essay development, grammatical correctness, and self-editing. The five-week course will comprise a review of basic grammar terminology and understanding; writing effective sentences and paragraphs; introductions and conclusions; strategies for writing longer texts; and thesis statements. The course materials will be offered via readings and videos. A course workbook, in e-book form, will be used for additional writing work. The students will participate in online discussions as well as peer review of their writing. Students will complete one full essay for this part of the course.