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English Prep

Gain Confidence for College: Take aN English Prep Class

Instruction in English Prep bridges the gap between where your academic skills are now and where you will need them to be in order to succeed in college. The English Prep Department offers a sequence of courses that are a perfect way to brush up on your skills – whether you plan to attend college in the future or are currently taking college courses.

The English Prep Department Offers Classes to Help You Improve Your

  • Reading comprehension
  • Essay writing
  • Grammar and sentence skills
  • Vocabulary
  • Study skills
  • Test-taking skills

How to Determine if You Need English Prep Classes

Take the ACCUPLACER® Assessment if you have not had previous college-level English. If your placement scores show that you're not ready for college-level English, you will be advised to take English Prep classes to improve your reading and writing skills. 

If you have any questions about your scores or placement, call 425.640.1593 to make an advising appointment.

English Prep Course Sequence

The English Prep Department offers a variety of classes to help you improve your reading and writing skills. Depending on your Accuplacer scores, you may take one or more of the following classes:

English 099: Critical Reading and Writing

Prepares students for ENGL&101 and other college level courses. Emphasizes comprehension and critical reading skills, basic composition methods, rhetorical principles, and approaches to college discussion. Helps students strengthen academic sentence-level conventions, and introduces students to academic citation. 5 Credits. Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER, essay placement, or permit from English Prep or Academic English.  

English Prep 093: Reading and Essay Development

Focuses on the development of the full-length essay while improving students' reading, writing, sentence, and discussion skills. S/U grade option. 5 Credits. Prerequisite: Placement by permit, test results, or completion of ENGLP 090 with a minimum grade of 2.0. 

English Prep 090: Reading and Writing Improvement

Improves reading comprehension, writing, and discussion skills for academic success and general educational needs. Covers summarizing and paragraph writing that reflects a basic command of English grammar and sentence skills. S/U grade option. 5 Credits. Prerequisite: Placement by permit or test results. 

English Prep 087/088: College Prep Reading and Writing

College preparatory coursework including reading, vocabulary, college success skills, writing, and test preparation. Registration permitted first seven weeks (six in summer) as space is available. S/U grade option. Credits: Variable (1.0 to 5.0)   Prerequisite: Placement by permit or test results.