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About the Course

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....

Top reviews

Nov 16, 2015

Thank you for teaching me how to write basic essays. This has been one of my most important goals for years. I've tried several other ways of learning but your method worked for me. Thank you so much.

Feb 10, 2016

I always loved writing. What I didn't know, however, was that writing had some scientific structures that could make it very interesting. Take this course and know why. I took and was very successful.

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By Anisha H

Jan 5, 2021

I have learned at my pace, watched videos repeatedly helped me learn in detail.

By Jo'rayeva K N

Sep 30, 2020

Thank you. I am very happy that I learned in this course. Best regards to you.

By Muhammad S A G M A

Sep 19, 2019

I'd like to thank the instructor so much for presenting this very good content.

By Masood A H

Sep 3, 2018


By Bikash G

Aug 11, 2016

Excellent course for students who wants to learn about writing academic essays.


Mar 31, 2016

Getting Started with Essay Writing was an excellent course. I really liked it !

By Martin R

Feb 9, 2016

Excellent course for students who want to learn more about English Composition.

By Donna C

Sep 8, 2020

I enjoyed this course. I never actually did a course like this but glad I did.

By Liliana C A P

Aug 31, 2020

Very explicit and good assignments, I feel like I can write better essays now

By Guadalupe M

Apr 13, 2016

interesting course that helps you to improve your English writing. Very good

By Moiken P

Nov 15, 2015

This course was informative and helped me to review my essay writing skills.

By Christine M

Sep 28, 2020

Best essay writing course. This course is beneficial for any level student.


May 24, 2020

It's really an awesome course. I have learned many things from this course.

By Mohammd z a

May 7, 2019

it was unforgettable course, and help me so much to write essay.

thank you.

By Ibrahim N

Apr 6, 2017

Super online course. I really enjoyed the content and mastered some skills.

By Deleted A

Feb 8, 2016

This is my second course. A very good teacher, resources, and explanations.

By srikanth k

Apr 29, 2020

I fully enjoyed the course. The instructors are very friendly and helpful.

By Dasom K

Feb 8, 2019

I leaned about how to write Compare/Contrast


Argument Essays.

By Awais-Nexer

Aug 26, 2017

This place is the heaven, just can't go away from it. I LOVE IT! #COURSERA

By Michael

Dec 4, 2015

Excellent ,I think I can learn a lot of useful skills through this course

By Anastacia P

Oct 20, 2020

It was kind of difficult but as I go to the other level it become easier

By Raquel O N

Aug 12, 2020

Really helpful to everyone who plans to take a master or a english test.

By Robin W

Dec 8, 2015

I enjoyed the class and I learned a lot. Thank you for the opportunity.


Aug 16, 2020

Really good. I have developed the confidence to write a decent essay.

By Deleted A

Dec 15, 2016

A very good course for beginners. Found it informative and interesting.