This course is the second level in a two part series for students who want to improve their academic reading and writing skills in preparation for university studies. Within the context of meaningful writing tasks students will develop skills in writing effective sentences, paragraphs and short essays and will be given the opportunity to practice the different stages of writing from rough draft through editing to final draft. Strategies and tips on how to present clear arguments and structure an effective persuasive paper will also be given. High-interest academic texts will provide context for writing tasks while helping students to build relevant academic vocabulary and skills. This course is suitable for students with an intermediate to upper-intermediate level of English.