Prerequisites: CSU General Education Written Communication Placement. Score of 147 or higher on the English Placement Test; "C" or better in CHLS 104S, AFRS 100S, ASAM 100S, ENGL 100S, ALI 150; or consent of instructor. Expository writing course designed for first-year students. Satisfies one of the writing requirements for general education at CSULB. Emphasizes academic writing, focusing primarily on analytical reading and thesis-driven writing.