Typically, these courses broaden students’ vocabularies and increase their reading abilities. Students learn to speed-read and scan written materials for information that will be useful for research purposes. In English language courses like this, students develop analytical discussion skills. Often, students are required to read about current news and events, sometimes a specified number of pages or articles per week, and discuss them in class. The course develops students’ rhetoric skills so they can create and support an argument based on fact.