201A/B is a writing skills workshop designed to prepare you for the academic
reading, thinking, and writing assignments you will encounter in college,
especially courses such as freshman composition. I encourage you to make
some friends soon. Exchange phone numbers with classmates at the very
first class if possible, so that you can form study groups and have a
source to find out important homework information if you have to miss
a class. I look forward to a very productive semester, helping you all
to become better readers, writers, and critical thinkers. That is the
key to success in today's competitive society. This class and your freshman
composition class are the two most important classes you will take in
college, bar none, because all of the other classes are built on the foundation
that you will establish here. Diego Rivera sarcastically entitles this
mural, "El Buen Gobierno" ("The Good Government").
Let's hope you use your education to return something to your communities
rather than creating barriers between yourself and la gente.