This accelerated 1 month course is designed to help students acquire and demonstrate the cross-curricular literacy skills that are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students who complete the course successfully will meet the provincial literacy requirement for graduation. Students will read a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts and will produce a variety of forms of writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports. Students will also maintain and manage a portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing. Please note: Only register for this accelerated OLC4O course if you are a current Columbia International College student who was unsuccessful in the 2019 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. Any necessary textbook costs are not covered by tuition.