This course initiates the student to writing skills and summarising paragraphs and short essays. The focus is on basic components of writing, such as the word, the sentence, the punctuation, and the paragraph as constitutive parts of the essay. In conjunction with the comprehension course, this course trains the students to present précis of the texts studied. The précis exercises would start with summarizing a paragraph and moving steadily toward the short essay. The course initiates also the student to beginners’ study methodology (note taking, spotting key words in a lecture, abbreviation, reviewing, and revising).