Development of academic writing skills in Spanish with a focus on techniques for identifying a topic, conducting research, organizing information to appeal to readers, drafting, revising, and editing. Focus on improving grammatical and lexical variety and accuracy in students' writing in Spanish. Peer feedback and group work are key activities in the course. Products include a summary, an analysis written collaboratively, and a 6-8 page research paper and presentation. This course is strongly recommended before enrolling in Spanish 331S and higher courses.