English Department (Written Communication)

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English Department courses at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) include the developmental, pre-college courses (ENGL 093 and ENGL 099), and the generally transferable, college-level courses (ENGL&101, ENGL&102, and ENGL&235), to help LWTech students strengthen skills ranging from basic sentence structure to research and the academic essay. Students who complete English 101—a college transferrable course—early in their college career acquire foundations necessary to college and career success:

  • How to comprehend, summarize, and analyze college-level writing
  • How to produce clear and effectively structured writing for a variety of audiences
  • How to conduct research and to integrate sources using common documentation styles
  • How to apply critical thinking skills to writing

Other college instructors may assign research and writing assignments with the expectation that students have already taken English classes to learn these skills.

Curriculum and teaching style vary from instructor to instructor, but many classes give students opportunities to write about topics related to their technical programs or to personal interests. Our English Department classes emphasize writing as a process from initial idea to finished product. Students often get time during class to work on drafting papers or to share drafts with peers. As part of their writing process, students are strongly encouraged to work with tutors in the Learning Lab (East Building, E214) or Supplemental Instruction (Technology Center, T217).

See descriptions of English courses at LWTech in the college catalog.

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