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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

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.

Dec 4, 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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By Turan K

Feb 20, 2021

Thanks a lot for lecturers and my peers that helps my assignments.


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 p

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 R

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 Radik X

Dec 13, 2020

Really helps thank you very much.I will continue your courses.

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

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!


Oct 31, 2016

Good resources in order to improve your own academic writing

By Deleted A

Feb 8, 2016

In my opinion, it is possible to learn a lot in this course.

By wanru c

Nov 6, 2015

It is helpful to learn the structure of each kind of essays.

By Angelica M

Nov 15, 2020

This course made me realize how to write essays. Thank you!

By Tashi B

May 14, 2020

This course helped me to construct a formal academic essay.