The English Department offers international undergraduate and graduate students advanced courses to support academic English skills. This support is offered through courses numbered ENGL 99 and 101. Five courses are currently offered. ENGL 99 address academic listening and reading skills, while all ENGL 101 courses address written communication.
Students should begin English 99 and 101 instruction in their first semester of enrollment based on their English Placement Test (EPT) result and complete them within the first year. A hold will be placed on studet registration otherwise. (101C/D may be taken in the second semester.) Students who do not place into the courses may also take them if space is available.
Questions about the EPT test should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May be taken concurrently with ENGL 101B, 101C, 101D or 150. These courses are only offered during the spring and fall semesters.
*Information on 99L/R course fees is available at http://www.registrar.iastate.edu/fees/othfee.shtml.
Instruction in the essentials of academic writing at sentence and paragraph level. Students practice grammar, vocabulary, mechanics, style, and organizational patterns, as well as the key compositional processes of planning, drafting, and revising.
Prerequisite: 101B or placement into 101C
Instruction in language and composition skills for responding to academic assignments with appropriate writing conventions. Critical thinking is emphasized as the process of developing, organizing, and revising drafts is practiced. Includes vocabulary development and error correction strategies; responsible use and accurate summarizing of published source material; and the design and presentation of web 2.0 compositions. Prepares students for ENGL 150 and for writing in other disciplines. 101C may NOT be taken concurrently with 101B.
Prerequisite: 101B or placement into 101D
Instruction in writing professional communication, academic papers and reports and in using published source material in writing. Provides experience in presenting oral reports and participating in discussions. Prepares students for academic writing in their disciplines. Students may take the class "Pass/Fail". This is arranged with student's adviser and department. Instructors will report a grade for all students, whether or not they are taking the class pass/fail. 101D may NOT be taken concurrently with 101B.