Writing Ready: Preparing for College Writing

ENGL 108

This course will help you develop writing fluency and confidence as you look ahead to college composition courses. We’ll introduce you to what it means to read, write and learn at a truly global university, where your instructors and fellow students come from many different backgrounds. Become more comfortable and confident as a writer and prepare for the challenges you’ll face as a new student at the UW.

Course Curriculum and Features

The course builds your ability to engage in college-level writing tasks, strengthens your language fluency through regular reading and classroom interaction, teaches you college-level learning and study skills, and provides hands-on experience with campus libraries and writing and learning resources.

Designed For

Those who want to strengthen their writing and learning skills to meet college-level study expectations. 

Language Requirements

Students whose first language is not English and who scored below 92 on the TOEFL (or the equivalent for other tests) may need to satisfy the UW English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR) before taking this course. If your test score is below 92, English 102 or 103 may be a more appropriate course. However, students are welcome to take any Early Fall Start course they wish, including the Discovery Seminars. To determine your ELPR status, email aep@pce.uw.edu.


The instructor will vary depending on the course section.

Dates & Times

Aug 22–Sep 15, 2017

UW Seattle
9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.