17 January 2014


Welcome to the blog for the English Skills courses at Athabasca University: English 140 (Grammar), English 143 (Writing for Academic Purposes), and English 146 (Reading for Academic Purposes). These courses may be taken separately or as part of the English Language Proficiency Program. The goal is to increase communication between students and instructors, to provide you with an opportunity to communicate with each other, and to practice the skills taught in these courses. Note that not all skills are appropriate to each course. Feel free to post comments and suggestions for how to improve this site!


A hearty welcome to all the new students joining these courses. We hope you enjoy your studies and have fun participating in this blog.

Assignments marked with asterisks (*.*) are mandatory for ENGL140 students (Assignment 9).

IMPORTANT: This blog site is open to the public; do not post personal information that could identify you--first name and the initial of your last name are the only personal information you should post. Please watch this video from the Canadian Government explaining privacy issues and social networking. 

Next blog: Friday, January 31, 2014 (tentative).

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