This learner-centered writing course prepares students for international English language tests (TOEFL or IELTS) and academic assignments. The students will investigate the reading and writing sections of the language test. During the course, they will develop the skills needed to meet those requirements. The students will also develop the skills required for preparing college-level essays and reports. Particular attention will be paid to the formal essay structure, standard citation systems such as APA or MLA based on student readiness and academic English use.
Useful English Language Writing Links
Cambridge Write & Improve Login
Grammarly Explained: A Free Writing Assistant
APA Style: American Psychological Association
OWL Purdue University Writing Lab
APA Formatting and Style Guide
MLA Formatting and Style Guide
Useful IELTS Study Links
Understanding IELTS Course -The British Council
IELTS Computer-delivered Familiarisation Test
Session 01: 04/13/2023 Orientation & Taking About Academic Writing
Session 02: 04/18/2023 IELTS Preparation Workshop
Session 03: 04/20/2023 IELTS Listening Practice Test
Session 04: 04/25/2023 IELTS Reading Practice Test
Session 05: 04/27/2023 IELTS Writing Practice Test
Session 06: 05/02/2023 IELTS Writing Scores and Individual Research
Session 07: 05/09/2023 The APA Academic Essay -Gathering Basic Information and Causes of Your Research
Session 08: 05/11/2023 The APA Academic Essay -Gathering the Effects and Solutions of Your Research Issue
Session 09: 05/16/2023 The APA Academic Essay -More Note taking on the Solutions and/or Recommendations
Session 10: 05/18/2023 The APA Academic Essay -Synthesizing Your Research
Session 11: 05/23/2023 The APA Academic Essay -The Introduction
Session 12: 05/25/2023 The APA Academic Essay -The First Draft
Session 13: 05/30/2023 The APA Academic Essay -The Second Draft
Session 14: 06/01/2023 The APA Academic Essay -The Third Draft
Session 15: 06/06/2023 The Fourth & Final Draft / Write & Improve Assessments
Session_01: 06/13/2023 Orientation & Talking About Academic Writing
Session_02 06/15/2023 The MLA Academic Essay -Gathering Research
Session_03: 06/20/2023 The MLA Academic Essay -Research Questions
Session_04: 06/22/2023 The MLA Academic Essay -Refining Research
Session_05: 06/27/2023 The MLA Academic Essay – Summarizing Solutions and Conclusion
Session_06: 06/29/2023 The MLA Academic Essay -Synthesizing Research
Session_07: 07/04/2023 MLA Formatting -The Introduction
Session_08: 07/06/2023 MLA Formatting -The 1st Draft
Session_09: 07/11/2023 MLA Formatting -The 2nd Draft
Session_10: 07/13/2023 MLA Formatting -The 3rd Draft
Session_11: 07/18/2023 IELTS Preparation Workshop 1 & Final Draft
Session_12: 07/20/2023 IELTS Preparation Workshop 2
Session_13: 07/25/2023 IELTS Listening Practice Test
Session_14: 07/27/2023 IELTS Reading Practice Test
Session_15: 08/01/2023 IELTS Writing Practice Test
Session_16: 08/03/2023 IELTS Speaking Practice Test & Reflections
Through this course students will:
1. Develop a better understanding of the structure and requirements of the language proficiency test.
2. Create organized paragraphs in short essays based on experiences and research.
3. Develop reading and writing fluency through intensive and extensive reading.
4. Develop their academic writing skills through essays, reports, and research papers.
5. Produce a short research paper of 800-1,000 words within a guided environment.
6. Analyze and synthesize relevant information from college-level readings and lectures, take a position on an issue, and argue it persuasively.