A composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argumentation, and also including introductory use of a variety of research skills. Includes Regents' Essay practice and work in the ATTIC, as required. Final grade of "C" or better necessary to receive course credit. Special sections of the course may be offered that focus on the needs of those international students for whom English is a second language. Such sections will include a required lab hour in the ATTIC, but they will remain three-credit-hour courses. Also offered as an eCore (online) class.