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Prepare for academic life at the University of Washington
Academic English courses are designed to support the success of non-native English speaking students by building confidence and developing key academic reading, writing, and communication skills. Through these courses, students prepare for success at the UW by developing strategies they can use in their university courses, becoming familiar with the UW campus and resources, and developing lasting friendships with other students.
Courses cover a wide range of necessary skills, including critically analyzing and responding to readings, developing research questions, making claims, strengthening grammar, expanding academic vocabulary, note-taking, and effectively leading class and small group discussions.
ENGLISH 102: CRITICAL READING & WRITING
Develop and practice the reading, writing, and critical thinking strategies needed for analyzing and responding to academic texts. Strengthen grammar, organization and vocabulary to improve accuracy and fluency in writing.
ENGLISH 103: WRITING FROM SOURCES
Develop and practice the reading, writing, and critical thinking strategies needed to create organized and correctly documented papers using academic sources. Learn how to critically read academic texts, develop research questions, make claims, determine the credibility of sources, and appropriately cite sources in your writing.
ENGLISH 104: COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR THE UNIVERSITY CLASSROOM
Develop the listening and speaking skills needed for active participation in university courses. Learn how to take effective notes, give presentations, and lead and participate in class discussions. Practice asking questions, sharing opinions, and expressing agreement and disagreement in the classroom.