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

ENGL 108

This writing-intensive course will introduce you to what it means to read, write and learn at a highly competitive, global institution. We’ll help you develop both your writing fluency and your writing confidence as you prepare to tackle college composition courses. You’ll also learn new strategies from the science of cognitive learning. All in all, we want to help you become a more self-assured learner as well as writer as you begin your first year of study 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, and teaches you college-level learning and study skills. The first half of the course focuses on metacognitive skills and how your brain learns best. In the second half, you'll complete a learning-based research project that provides hands-on experience with campus writing centers, libraries and online resources. 

Designed For

Those who want to strengthen their writing and learning skills to meet college-level study expectations, as well as those who want to build a supportive academic and social community with their classmates.


Each section of the course is taught by an experienced Department of English writing instructor. For more details, contact John Webster, associate professor of English and Director of English 108 Programs.

Dates & Times

Aug 27–Sep 20, 2019

UW Seattle
9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.