Getting Started with Essay Writing
This course will introduce you to three types of academic essays, this course will especially help prepare you for work in college classes, but anyone who wants to improve his or her writing skills can benefit from this course.
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How is this writing course special?
Boost your writing skill
The course will help you master your writing skills, learn how to conduct proper research and start planning your essay.
Teach others
The course will help you expand your understanding of essay writing, and you can progress passing your knowledge to others..
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What you will learn
Basic grammar terminology and understanding.
How to write effective sentences and paragraphs
How to tackle writing introductions and conclusions
Strategies for writing longer texts and thesis statements
Entry level university writing techniques for persuasive and argumentative essays.
Essay organization, required essay parts, how to win arguments.
Tailoring your argument to have the maximum effect on your chosen audience.
Presenting, supporting, and defending a position, while explaining and refuting counter positions.
Course program
University writing courses are required by all American university students. Unfortunately, they have an extremely high failure rate. This course will help to improve your overall GPA and chances of being accepted into graduate school.
Module 1. Course Introduction
In this course you will learn about sentence types and punctuation. You'll use that information further to make your writing great. After-all, you'll learn everything about academic essay writing and, especially the main three types of essays: compare/contrast, cause/effect, and argument. To complete this course, you need to pass all four quizzes and pass all three writing assignments. When you finish one activity, you can continue to the next one. Good luck!
Module 2. Essay writing essentials
In this section, you'll start learning about essay structure and some other important tools for better writing. This section is rather long, but it's all required for good writing skills. Make sure you take notes so you will remember these tools when you write your essays. Note to learners: this course is designed for learners of English with intermediate English writing skills. The sample essays in this course are aimed at that level. However, the principles discussed in the lessons are practical for writers of any level. If you're at a lower level, do the best you can. If you are a more advanced writer, feel free to write more developed and complex essays than the ones in the examples. Just make sure you follow the structures introduced.
Module 3. Writing Compare/Contrast Essays
Now, you're ready to write your first type of academic essay--the compare/contrast essay. In this module, you'll learn what this type of essay is and how to structure it. Then, you'll look at some examples and practice writing your own compare/contrast essay. Remember the sample essays in the lesson are typical for an intermediate-level student. Write a compare/contrast essay that fits your own writing ability. Good luck!
Module 4. Writing Cause/Effect Essays
Now, you'll learn about writing the cause/effect essay. This is another type of academic essay that you might be asked to write in your college classes. For this type of essay you'll think about reasons why something happens or the effects of something. The sample essays in this module are also representative of an intermediate-level writer. Write a cause/effect essay appropriate for your own English level. Just remember to follow the advice given in the lessons.
Module 5. Writing Argument Essays
In this last module, you'll learn how to write the most common type of college essay. The argument essay is probably the most fun essay to write too. In this one, you will try to convince your reader to believe your argument or position on some controversial topic. You have to think of good reasons to support your position. Remember to write an argument essay that is to the best of your own abilities.
Course tutors
Emily Williams
Director of College Writing Programs
Ben Thomson
Teaching Professor, Writing Program administrator
Gregory Willson
Instructor, International Programs
Helen Barbeau
Instructor, Writing and Punctuation
The learning process
1
Start. Meet your tutor and fellow students. Get familiar with syllabus and dashboard.
2
Pass modules in the form of webinars. Explore online video lectures and study the worksheets.
3
Communication and feedback. Discuss your homework with peers and receive feedback from your tutor.
4
Graduation. Submit your final quiz and course essay and receive the course certificate.
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