Students will collaborate online on a project with politics students at State University New York, Potsdam. The project will focus on European Union policies and students’ perspectives on those policies as well as collaborative writing tasks with students from the U.S.. In order to participate in this project, students must be available to participate in Zoom sessions 30 October through 15 December during the course time slot and/or at some additional times in the evening (to be determined based on availability of students). This course covers the structural components and conventions of writing in an academic context, with emphasis on the process of writing and extensive revising. The course will guide participants through the process of writing an academic essay. Peer review activities will aid participants in honing their skills in terms of language use, vocabulary development, register, narrowing a topic, and argumentation. The course will also address conventions of academic writing, for example politically productive and inclusive language. Articles from scholarly journals will provide ample material for students to engage with in further developing their writing skills.