Rice University
English and Academic Preparation - Pre-Collegiate
Rice University

English and Academic Preparation - Pre-Collegiate

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Alice Llanos
Rachel Kraut, Ph.D.

Instructors: Alice Llanos


(411 reviews)

Beginner level
No prior experience required
23 hours to complete
3 weeks at 7 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • academic English language skills to communicate effectively in spoken and written contexts

  • strategies to read academic materials and take notes more efficiently

  • guidelines for common assignments in undergraduate courses such as academic presentations and essay writing

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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, we will learn some skills necessary for listening to and speaking about academic topics at the undergraduate level.

What's included

5 videos7 readings6 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

In this module, we will learn some skills necessary for academic writing at the undergraduate level.

What's included

4 videos7 readings7 quizzes1 peer review

In this module, we will learn some skills necessary for reading and taking notes about academic texts and at the undergraduate level.

What's included

4 videos8 readings8 quizzes1 peer review

The Pre-Collegiate application project is the final module of the English and Academic Preparation Program. In this module, you will not learn new information as you did in the previous modules, but rather apply the knowledge and skills you learned from the other modules in this academic certificate in order to complete a series of four tasks.

What's included

1 reading2 peer reviews


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4.8 (207 ratings)
Alice Llanos
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