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Getting Started with Essay Writing

Academic English: Writing,

Course 2: Getting Started with Essay Writing This is the second course in the Academic English: Writing specialization. By introducing 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. After completing this course, you will be able to: - create effective thesis statements for your essays - plan and write compare/contrast, cause/effect, and argument essays - write well-developed body paragraphs Note: The lectures and practice activities are available for free, but you must upgrade to the pay version in order to take the quizzes and get feedback on writing assignments.
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Rating 4.6 based on 375 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Oct 12 (last week)
Cost $69
From University of California, Irvine via Coursera
Instructors Tamy Chapman, Helen Nam, Brad Gilpin
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Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
Tags Arts And Humanities Music And Art Personal Development

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Rating 4.6 based on 375 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Oct 12 (last week)
Cost $69
From University of California, Irvine via Coursera
Instructors Tamy Chapman, Helen Nam, Brad Gilpin
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
Tags Arts And Humanities Music And Art Personal Development

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