This course helps students enhance their study skills as well as develop academic research skills, including paraphrasing, synthesising information from multiple sources and referencing using the APA style format. Students will enhance reading comprehension levels by focusing on a variety of increasingly sophisticated texts directly related to the students’ major field of study. Writing tasks will continue to require the students to produce drafts in various stages, from pre-writing notes and sketches to a polished final draft for submission; however, thesis statements and supporting details should show higher level thinking skills, and students should use and document secondary source materials without error or oversight. Students will be trained in IELTS exam-taking strategies, in the event that any should decide to take the international exam. The assessments of this intensive course include quizzes, homework, essay writing, and final exam.