Academic Reading, Writing, and Research Concentration

The courses offered in this concentration introduce students to the conventions of graduate-level academic writing in English. The courses are intended to enhance linguistic competence in English along with graduate students’ ability to write, read, conceptualize, and frame complex arguments for discipline-specific and multidisciplinary audiences. This concentration offers courses that are appropriate for multiple levels of linguistic proficiency.

Courses:

Graduate ELL Academic Writing, 16:356:600 (0 "E" credits)

Serves matriculated Graduate students who are speakers of other languages and who place in an A2 proficiency level. The course introduces students to a range of writing forms and discourses, to the writing process, and to the conventions of graduate academic writing in English. The course is designed to enhance linguistic competence in English so that graduate student’s proficiency level more accurately reflects their ability to write, read, conceptualize, and frame complex arguments in graduate academic English.  

 

Graduate ELL Academic Reading & Writing, 16:356:601 (0 "E" credits)

Serves matriculated Graduate students who are speakers of other languages and who place in a B1 or B2 proficiency level. The course emphasizes the development of reading and critical thinking skills, and the recognition of writing academic graduate level conventions of their disciplines. Attention is given to enhancing revision, editing skills and effective use of academic and disciplinary language.

 

Graduate ELL Academic Reading, Writing and Research, 16:356:602 (0 "E" credits)

Serves matriculated Graduate students who are speakers of other languages and who place in a C1 proficiency level. The course enhances the development of critical reading and the research process, as well as recognizing the graduate academic level conventions of their disciplines. Attention is given to developing critical reading strategies and writing for research. 

 

 

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Contacts

Office: Tillett Hall, Room 129  Map
53 Avenue E, Piscataway, N.J. 08854

Director: Nela Navarro
tel: 848-445-7433
email: nnavarro@english.rutgers.edu

Program Coordinator:  Julie Rodriguez
tel: 848-445-8182
email: julierod@english.rutgers.edu