Advanced College Preparation
This is an advanced English preparatory course. Students at this level are expected to have a basic competency in English, and English 099 is meant to add to that competency and prepare students for academic studies. The course focuses on university level reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Students are required to write a summary of an academic article, three thesis-driven essays, and a research paper in MLA format. Students also participate in oral presentations and debates. Writing is in response to text and supplementary readings (or various media) in a variety of subject areas and rhetorical styles. Particular attention is paid to integrating/synthesizing sources, and avoiding plagiarism. Through discussion and written work, students will develop their critical thinking skills.