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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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Feb 18, 2017

I learned many things from this course,it empowers my writing skill.

By Otgontuya

Oct 23, 2016

Very informative and effective lessons to learn about essay writing!

By Lizeth L

Apr 18, 2016

Es excelente para los no-nativos, dan buenos tips y es muy práctico.

By Avneet k

May 29, 2020

Thank you coursera for giving this opportunity to learn new things.

By FanZhang

Apr 21, 2016

It's a good writing course for English-as-second-language learners.

By Abdul H

Feb 7, 2016

It is simply the best course I have ever attended on essay writing.

By 陈蕾澌

Nov 13, 2015



Apr 6, 2020

One of the best online lectures on improving essay writing skills

By Yansen H

Jun 30, 2019

Good for TOEFL learner and very helpful in the following courses.

By Rasha m s

Jan 19, 2018

it was of a great benefit for my essay writing skills, Thank you

By Sarbjeet K

Jul 25, 2020

Its wonderful course and it gives you confidence about writing .

By Priyanka G

Jul 24, 2020

Very good to understand the basics of different types of courses

By Hossam S M S

Jun 1, 2017

Very exquisite, informative, and simple course at the same time.

By Ana L R J

Sep 18, 2016

I recommend this course, I learned the basics to writing essays.

By Anastasia M

Mar 11, 2016

I like this specialization a lot! I recomend it to all students!

By Mohammed J R

Oct 4, 2020

excellent course on essay writing, concept became crystal clear

By Abhishek S

Jun 23, 2018

Excellent course.Instructor explain in a very succinct manner.

By Adarsh K

Oct 1, 2020

very nicely designed course helped me to learn essay writing.

By Md. M I

Jul 26, 2020

This course helps me a lot to improve my essay writing skill.

By fatemeh

Aug 3, 2017

It's very nice and my knowledge increase thanks for learning.

By Fernando E A

May 24, 2016

this is an helpful course. Now, I know how to write essay. :D

By Zamira S H

Nov 17, 2020

It helped me imrove my writing skill. Recomment to everyone.

By MD. K T

Sep 9, 2020

It is nice course that help you learn how to write an essay.

By Humayun M T

Dec 13, 2017

Very helpful one with excellent stuff and guidelines offered

By Jacqueline L

Apr 13, 2017

Excellent course to improve your writing skills. I loved it!