Students in this upper introductory reading and writing course apply content of readings to specific tasks such as problem solving or decision-making. They practice writing grammar structures and new vocabulary. They write personal narratives, well developed essays on academic topics, and give reasons to support a particular point of view. Students build their vocabulary knowledge. Placement is determined through the COMPASS English as a Second Language (ESL) test along with other placement assessments or teacher recommendation; for continuing students, successful completion of Reading & Writing 1 is a prerequisite.