Tutorium in Intensive English

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Online Advanced
Writing and Composing

This course is for Intermediate to Advanced level non-native speakers of English. It meets 100% online. There is no face-to-face classroom requirement. Students use the Blackboard learning management system (https://blackboard.uic.edu) to view online assignments, participate in discussions, submit assignments and feedback from the instructor.

5-Week Course Schedule
Spring 2016

Feb. 12 - Mar. 18
Apr. 1 - May 6

Summer 2016

May 20 - June 24
July 8 - Aug. 12

Fall 2016

Aug. 26 - Sept. 30
Oct. 14 - Nov. 18

$350 ($325 for UIC members and returning students)
Tuition includes all class materials.

The registration deadline is one week before classes begin. Late registration is possible if space permits. You can register for the course and pay your tuition on our secure website.

Course Content
This course focuses on how to produce concise, clear writing at the Intermediate to Advanced level. Students learn techniques for starting a writing project, working with outlines, creating clear coherent paragraphs, crafting introduction and conclusion paragraphs, and adding concrete details. Within the 5-week course schedule, students are able to work at their own pace and set their own deadlines, with regular weekly feedback from the instructor.

In this course, students:

  • Review formal paragraph and short essay organization rules
  • Learn tools for starting, expanding and revising their writing
  • Submit assignments for both instructor and peer feedback
  • Receive individualized instructor feedback throughout the course

By the end of the course, participating writers will be able to:

  • Improve both paragraph and document organization
  • Be more confident with starting, revising, and concluding their writing
  • Clearly communicate ideas in a professionally written document.

For more information, contact:

Beata Keller: bkeller@uic.edu, 312.996.2378
Terrie Byrne: tbyrn2@uic.edu, 312.996.8999

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