COURSE OBJECTIVE: To acquaint year one students with the basic linguistic tools that will enable them to cope with their studies while directly affecting academic performance and productivity.

DISCLAIMER: The work contained in this handout is for academic purposes only and subject to review. Students should read outside this material as this is only a small piece of the whole pudding.

Lecture 1: Effective communication in written English

Lecture 2:Language skills (reading and studying skills)

Lecture 3: Essay writing

Lecture 4: Sentence construction

Lecture 5: Outlines and paragraphs

Lecture 6: Punctuation

Lecture 7: Collection and organization of materials and logical presentation of papers