The purpose of this course is to help students produce well-written essays on a wide range of topics. Together, we will explore various types of writing styles: descriptive, informational, narrative and analytical. Among other goals of the course is to enhance the students’ overall mastery of key writing-related principles such as diction, style, coherence and cohesion. It is also important for students at this level to expand their practical knowledge of various lexical items. Each time we meet, there is a list of new vocabulary items that the students should become familiar with and ready to use in productive ways.