Introduction to Academic Writing, with ESL
This course focuses on improving students’ reading and writing skills for college-level work. Our focus is on academic rather than personal writing, but we will explore multiple genres of academic writing, including exposition and argumentation. We address the writing process, working with sources, and the elements of good writing, from organization to sentence-level clarity and correctness. By the end of the course, students will have learned how to be effective communicators and why writing is essential for college-level learning.
Course segments focus on grammar and fluency, analysis, argumentation, drafting, revision, and becoming a life-long writer.
Students follow the weekly pre-recorded lectures, then work directly with advisors from Wisconsin ESL Institute on their assignments to further advance their mastery of English.