As the cornerstone of College Composition I, students will conduct intensive semester-long research on a topic culminating in an appropriately formatted and documented 10-12 page persuasive research paper. The course emphasizes writing as a process that undergoes various stages toward completion and engages a variety of rhetorical approaches. This process-writing method gives students the tools that underlie effective academic writing and ensures adherence to the conventions of standard written English. College Composition I - Corequisite is designed for students who need practice in foundational skills while simultaneously engaging college-level reading, writing, and research skills. Weekly lab sessions will reinforce skills and topics directly related to the lecture and assignments. Prerequisites: Accuplacer placement.