Completely online and for part-time UC students only, this course provides an introduction to academic writing and critical reading. The class focuses on developing students' organization and presentation of both personal opinion and individual research. Class discussion and students' skills will be addressed according to contemporary issues, situations, and needs across the curriculum. This self-paced class includes two online lessons per week, chat room sessions, an online bulletin board, a LISTSERV, a multi-media, self-grading grammar book, and more. Everything is designed to hone students' organization, presentation, and general writing skills in the contemporary world, and in a variety of disciplines. Only the minimal computer skills of sending email and pointing and clicking with a mouse are required. An email account and online computers are provided. Tutorials on using the computer, the Internet, and the Tulane library are provided online.