These advanced reading/writing courses are designed for students who are currently enrolled in or planning to apply to a degree program in the US. They will prepare students to function comfortably in university-level classes and other situations in which formal writing is required.The primary course goals are to help students develop their abilities to summarize, discuss, analyze and comment on something they've read. Students will read authentic non-fiction text materials from newspapers, magazines, and books and write critical essays in response to them. They will also work on improving their grammar and editing skills.