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Academic Preparation Program

Designed for students seeking to develop essential skills and practice for a foundation to be successful in academic courses at an American university by providing the necessary tools such as classroom expectations, cultural adjustment, (APA) research writing, communication and presentation skills, plagiarism, in-text citations, paraphrasing and quoting.

Prepare for success at National University. This course can be taken concurrently with your academic courses. The course meets every Friday for one month, offering 26 hours of instruction.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Expectations in the classroom
  • APA introduction
  • Presentation Introduction
  • Plagiarism, Paraphrasing, Quoting, In-Text Citations

To register, or for more information, contact the English Language Programs at (858) 541-7747 or email

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