"Just a final note to thank you for your suggestions, both academic and otherwise. Although I had doubts at first about learning over the Internet, it turned out to be much better than I thought from the get-go, much better. I was very fortunate to have been taught by a good professor. I am now more confident about returning to college in the US and truly look forward to the experience."- A Japanese student preparing to return to study in the U.S.
What to ExpectHere are some of the many things you can expect as a student in English for Academic Writing, Online.
Before You Register
» Before Classes Begin
During the Quarter
At the End of the Quarter
Before Classes Begin
Design of the Distance Learning CourseThis course is 50 hours of classroom instruction. It should take you about 80 hours to complete the course. You have ten weeks (nine weeks in summer quarter) to finish eight lessons.
Technology RequirementsAll you need is e-mail and Internet access with Netscape 6.2 or Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher.
Access to Your Online CourseOnce your registration is complete, you will receive directions for setting up your UW NetID and password. In this way, you will be able to access your online course when the quarter begins.
InstructorYour instructor is an experienced English Language professional at the University of Washington. S/he will be available to answer your questions and check your work via email.
Required Materials and Additional ResourcesThe entire course is delivered via the Internet. You do not need to buy additional materials. Each lesson has a link to an online dictionary. However, you may also find it useful to have a good English learner's dictionary.