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Academic English 402

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Academic English 402 is designed to build a foundation for academic level coursework. This course is for intermediate, non-native speakers of English who plan to attend a university in the United States and need to master academic reading and writing skills. Lessons include short video presentations, authentic reading passages, downloadable handouts, and interactive quizzes.

What will you learn?

Reading • main ideas | Vocabulary • cause and effect collocation | Writing • writing a persuasive essay | Grammar • gerunds and infinitives

Learning Outcomes • Persuade others to your point of view.

In this course, you will learn the process of writing a compare and contrast essay. You will study strategies for learning vocabulary, understanding authentic reading passages, summarizing, and making outlines. When you have finished this course, you will be prepared to planwrite, and revise an academic essay.

Academic Honesty

The Nelson Center encourages honesty in every phase of learning and values transparency in the use of information from other writers.

Students enrolled in the various courses are expected to always do their own work, and when using information from other writers to credit them by proper citation and references.

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Tentative Schedule for 2019/2020


Section Two compares urban and country living as it develops a compare and contrast essay.


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