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ELIUP 080 Academic Preparation • 9 Cr.


Students learn and practice critical thinking, study skills, research techniques, and listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the content areas. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the ELI program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Think critically about college-level content; connect issues in the course to local and global communities.
  • Use active reading, listening, and discussion strategies.
  • Summarize and paraphrase academic materials orally and in writing.
  • Speak and write English clearly and effectively.
  • Plan and deliver effective individual and group presentations.
  • Gather and evaluate information on a topic using library databases and other research tools.
  • Use proactive study skills.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000