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English

Subtitles: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Vietnamese, German, English, Spanish, Hindi...

Skills you will gain

Essay WritingAcademic WritingCreative WritingWriting

Learner Career Outcomes

38%

started a new career after completing these courses

23%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

12%

got a pay increase or promotion

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-3 hours/ week for 4 weeks...

English

Subtitles: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Vietnamese, German, English, Spanish, Hindi...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Introduction

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 1 min), 4 readings
4 readings
Pre-Course Survey10m
Writing Levels10m
Message about Opinions10m
Message About Peer Reviews10m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

Advanced Argument Essays

6 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 16 min), 9 readings, 3 quizzes
2 videos
Writing Longer Essays Video Lecture8m
9 readings
Introduction to Using Sources10m
Practice Using Sources Effectively10m
Practice Integrating Quotes Effectively10m
Writing Longer Essays10m
Types of Paragraphs Practice10m
Advanced Argument Essay Assignment10m
Sample Advanced Argument Essay10m
Check Your Essay10m
Quiz Instructions10m
1 practice exercise
Advanced Argument Quiz14m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Avoiding Plagiarism

6 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 11 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
What is Plagiarism? Video Lecture3m
How to Avoid Plagiarism Lecture6m
7 readings
Introduction to Plagiarism10m
What is Plagiarism? - Learning Objectives10m
How to Avoid Plagiarism - Learning Objectives10m
More On Plagiarism10m
Plagiarism Practice10m
Plagiarism Game10m
Quiz Instructions10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz6m
Plagiarism Quiz10m
Week
4

Week 4

8 hours to complete

Synthesis Essay

8 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 20 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Synthesis Essay Video Lecture8m
Teacher Discusses a Synthesis Essay and Using Sources5m
MLA Format Basics5m
8 readings
Readings on Plagiarism in Music10m
Synthesis Essay Readings10m
Synthesis Essay Assignment10m
Using Sources Review10m
Sample Synthesis Essay10m
MLA Format Basics Objectives10m
Check Your Essay10m
Quiz Instructions10m
1 practice exercise
Synthesis Essay Quiz14m

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About the Academic English: Writing Specialization

The skills taught in this Specialization will empower you to succeed in any college-level course or professional field. You’ll learn to conduct rigorous academic research and to express your ideas clearly in an academic format. In the final Capstone Project, all the knowledge that you’ve gained over the span of these courses will culminate into an academic research paper on an issue of your choice....
Academic English: Writing

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