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Approx. 32 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

Skills you will gain

Essay WritingEnglish LanguageAcademic WritingEditing

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Beginner Level

Approx. 32 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

The Writing Process

4 videos (Total 37 min), 2 readings
4 videos
Responding to Others' Writing11m
What is Academic Writing?9m
Understanding Your Writing Process8m
2 readings
I am a Writer Sample Feedback10m
A Note About Deadlines10m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Critical Reading

5 videos (Total 93 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Integrating Evidence15m
Moving from Discussion to Draft7m
Schools of Citation5m
Critical Review Writing Workshop50m
4 readings
Daniel Coyle, "The Sweet Spot"10m
Academic Writing Resources10m
Critical Review Examples10m
Critical Review: Sample Feedback10m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Project 1: Visual Analysis

9 videos (Total 87 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
What is a Draft?2m
Reading Visual Images7m
Using Images in Scholarly Writing4m
Effective Claims4m
Responding Towards Revision4m
Feedback on Visual Analysis Draft2m
Workshopping Writing6m
Visual Analysis Writing Workshop50m
4 readings
Geoffrey Colvin, "What It Takes To Be Great"10m
Sample Essays for Project 110m
More Resources for Visual Analysis10m
Sample Feedback Visual Analysis Draft10m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Revision Strategies and Visual Analysis Revision

4 videos (Total 24 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Strategies for Revision8m
Crafting Effective Titles5m
Editing Strategies7m
1 reading
Sample Feedback Visual Analysis Final10m
1 practice exercise
Visual Analysis Self-Reflection8m
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Top reviews from English Composition I

By JRMar 8th 2017

Very helpful for writers and future career writers. Plus the professor is extremely down to earth. Was not expecting that and I forgive her for being a Duke fan. Go Tar Heels!!!! jk jk

By HLApr 13th 2017

Great experience, nonetheless, I would say that it is more about applying your writing to different contexts rather than improving it. There is some of that, but not that much.

Instructor

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Dr. Denise Comer

Assistant Professor of the Practice; Director of First-Year Writing
Thompson Writing Program

About Duke University

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