With the increasing development of the social economy, more and more college graduates with communicative competence in English are greeted. This sets a challenge on English teaching and learning in China. Generally speaking, English communicative competence involves listening, speaking, reading, writing, translating. However, writing in English is one of the weakest points for most Chinese college students. In accordance with this phenomenon, we design this course to help students get acquainted with the basic writing knowledge and then develop their writing skills. By the way, the latter is a much tougher task. Therefore, this course tries to introduce and explain the basic writing knowledge in detail with examples, and put emphasis on how to write effective and correct sentences relevant to the topic, how to develop a paragraph, and how to write an essay with writing, coherence and logic. Furthermore, numerous practical writing formats and research paper writing are introduced and illustrated. All the above are incorporated in the flowing chapters 18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.