Academic English 3 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 cause and effect essay | Grammar • gerunds and infinitives
Learning Outcomes • Express your opinions and ideas about the effects of poverty on society
In this course, you will learn the process of writing a cause and effect 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 plan, write, and revise an academic essay.
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.
Tentative Schedule for 2019/2020
In Unit One, you will research the major causes and effects of poverty. You will need approximately 10 hours to complete this unit.
In Unit Two, you will further explore the issue of poverty. You will also learn about the organization of a cause and effect essay. You will need approximately 10 hours to complete this unit.
In Unit Three, you will continue to examine the issues of poverty. You will also learn about writing academically, and how to use gerunds and infinitives. You will need approximately 10 hours to complete this unit.
In Unit Four, you will plan and write a five-paragraph cause and effect essay. You will need approximately 15 hours to complete this unit.