Students in this intermediate reading and writing course continue to develop critical thinking skills. Students are introduced to academic texts. Vocabu-lary learning strategies are addressed and academic words are taught in context. They continue to practice grammar structures and new vocabulary and write flections on literature by well known American authors. Placement is determined through the COMPASS English as a Second Language (ESL)test along with other placement assessments or teacher recommendation; for continuing students, successful completion of Reading & Writing 3 is a prerequisite.