This course will provide a review of reading and writing for students who need to strengthen their backgrounds in English before taking university-level courses requiring university-level reading and writing. It establishes a foundation for success in subsequent university-level courses. Students begin with close reading exercises that are followed by writing paragraph-length essays. Students’ literacy levels will increase; students will also learn to use strategies in the writing process as well as other strategies for self-regulation. Grammar instruction will be both contextual and localized: students will complete a writing diagnostic and explicit grammar instruction will be in response to the errors of the class’s diagnostic essays. Grammar will be assessed from student writing. Please note ENG 095 is graded pass/fail; no letter grade is awarded.