English 030 is a ninety-hour course that introduces students to academic writing, reading, and communication skills. The writing component of this course includes an introduction to the writing process, and the development of a variety of paragraphs. Students will also develop grammar, spelling, and vocabulary skills through consistent use of a dictionary and thesaurus. In the reading component of the course, students will develop and practice a variety of reading strategies through the study of a novel and other sources. Other skills students will develop in preparation for further academic study include critical thinking, presentation skills, and introductory computer skills.