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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....

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Feb 11, 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.


Dec 05, 2015

I am only on the second week an have done my essay and feel very powerful. English is not my first language but the instructor made it easy for me by detailing every aspect of essay writing. Thank you

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Jun 03, 2020

Very effective course for writing an essay properly.

By Camilo J H

Feb 18, 2018

Great course. I enjoyed the peer graded assignments.


May 20, 2016

Helps you learn the basics of how to write an essay.

By Michael P M

Mar 28, 2016

Amazing course, thank so much for this opportunitty.

By Lumar l a

Mar 25, 2016

It is a great course to improve your english skills.

By Pamela W G

Jul 10, 2019

I feel confident in writing after doing this course

By Ayman M

Nov 23, 2017

Interesting and useful course that helped me a lot.

By Shubha G

Oct 16, 2016

Comprehensive, well-designed and easy to work with.

By Bradley M

Nov 05, 2015

Very helpful to develop your academic writing skill

By Matías N G

Jul 06, 2016

Great course for practicing! Totally recommend it.

By Richard P

Jan 27, 2016

This course easy to understand and easy to follow.

By Mahamoud L

Jan 25, 2016

i enjoyed it much and really admired the lecturer.

By Sara Q

Sep 04, 2020

I will recommend it to my friends.

It is so useful

By Came N

Jul 27, 2020

I loved it. I learnt a lot. I'd love to continue.

By Ebrahim B

Dec 08, 2019

It is so helpful and can't be described by words.

By Jitender S V

Jun 06, 2018

Thank you for this great course. I learned a lot.

By Bobby W

Apr 29, 2020

this course really improved my writing skills .

By Christian

Jan 04, 2016

For me, Tamy Chapman is the best teacher so far.

By Seven W

Dec 16, 2015

The course really helped me write essays better.

By Elena Z

Sep 28, 2018

A great introdution for academic essay writing.

By Viraj B

Jun 25, 2017

Very clear guidelines, examples. Thanks a lot !

By Esaú I B M

Nov 01, 2016

Excellent course to develop your writing skills

By Kukuh T W

Feb 28, 2016

This is a good course to improve writing skills


Nov 19, 2015

It really helps to improve your writing skills!

By Sixian

Sep 28, 2016

Thanks for the basics! =) I enjoyed the course