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Advanced Reading and Writing for Design I

Advanced Reading and Writing for Design I

Empowers multilingual students to efficiently read and develop fluent, targeted written communications for academic and professional work.

I learned a lot of reading and writing strategies which are really helpful for my study in ID.
—English for Design Alumnus

Objective & Outcomes

This course will enable international students to engage in critical reading of design-related articles and convey analysis in discussion and written assignments that align with the cultural and academic conventions required in graduate study. Students will explore reading and writing processes, descriptive writing, crafting a response to a design text, and reading and communicating cultural similarities and differences.  

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to read efficiently and effectively,  produce a variety of written texts and professional communications, as well as identify cultural similarities and differences by exploring elements of student’s own and U.S. culture.

Typical Schedule

  • Session 1: Introduction: Writing & design
  • Session 2: Reading Strategies
  • Session 3: Identifying Key Elements of a Reading
  • Session 4: Writing Process & Organization
  • Session 5: Paraphrasing & Summarizing
  • Session 6: Communication Portfolio: Bio
  • Session 7: Communication Portfolio: Resume
  • Session 8: Understanding Cultural Similarities & Differences
  • Session 9: Response Writing
  • Session 10: Peer Review/Parallel Structure
  • Session 11: Descriptive Writing
  • Session 12: Culture Project Peer Review
  • Session 13: Review
  • Session 14: Culture Project Completion