Students whose English ACT score is lower than 18 require a semester of pre-college writing instruction and should enroll in ENGL-099. Highly individualized instruction helps 099 students to improve in all stages of the writing process. As they work through a sequence of formal and informal writing assignments, students will learn to more effectively invent, plan, draft, revise, and edit to correct errors in usage, syntax, grammar, and punctuation. The research and argumentation introduced in English 099 prepare students for the more thorough treatment of those subjects in ENGL 103 and 104. Students in 099 are challenged to read and respond effectively to assigned texts and peer writings, building from comprehension toward critical analysis. Offered fall semester. Credits not applicable toward graduation. Credits are included in term credit load for student status. Grade points are calculated in the grade point average.