If you're new to this class, you might be wondering about its content, essentially what you'll learn. English 1000 is the last of three English courses that prepares you for transfer-level work. Congratulations! You'll learn about using correct grammar and integrating research into your writing. You'll read expository texts on the American dream and novel The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing discussing the same theme. You'll write a variety of essays discussing the evolution or devolution of the American Dream and explore what it means today. Those essays from American Dreams will not only be used in your OnlineWriting Journal but also in your essays, so consider this journal a pre-writing exercise to generate ideas for your essays. Another perk of this class is meeting wonderful classmates who will enrich your life with their unique perspectives. Research shows that befriending someone in a class increases one's chance of succeeding in the class, so don't be shy. Meet someone, and share a fabulous experience like no other in English 1000!