Writing Ready, Learning Ready: Preparing for Success at a Global University

ENGL 108

This writing-intensive course will help develop your writing fluency and grow your confidence as you prepare to tackle college composition courses. We’ll introduce you to what it means to read, write and learn at a highly competitive, global institution. Become more comfortable and self-assured as a writer and prepare for the academic challenges you’ll face at the University of Washington.

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 writing centers, libraries and online resources. You’ll study how the brain learns and complete a learning-based research project on a subject of your choice.

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 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 21–Sep 14, 2018

UW Seattle
9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.