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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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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

By Jorge C

Feb 17, 2016

It's better if you start with the first course

By Esraa D e

Sep 24, 2020

Very useful and interesting course. thank you

By Aamir A

Mar 19, 2018

the course is so productive and very helpful.

By Deleted A

Aug 25, 2016

Very Excellent Course for English Learners...

By Mayan M

Sep 24, 2020

It’s great course, make me writing is better

By Talibhosseinsharifi

Apr 16, 2020

I am thankful from this informative course.

By Deleted A

Oct 16, 2019

Great methodology!! I'been learning a lot!!

By sina n

Apr 26, 2016

Very informative for starting Essay Writing

By Jair R

Feb 29, 2016

thanks, it was a pleaser to study with you.


Aug 07, 2020

Thank you so much! I really learned a lot!

By Marija S

Aug 16, 2017

A brilliant course, I highly recommend it!

By Byron P

Jul 10, 2017

The best course I ever had in all my life.

By Wagner W B

Feb 01, 2019

This course is very practical and useful.

By Gehad G M

Sep 06, 2017

very useful course and highly recommended

By Shaimaa M F

Aug 02, 2020

free writing essay and classifications .

By 姚娇娇

Apr 03, 2019

I have studied a lot,thanks for everyone

By George C M

Nov 14, 2015

Most enjoyable, challenging and helpful.

By Khaled M

Jan 07, 2018

Excellent course. I have learned a lot.

By Yin L

Feb 23, 2016

learn basic knowledge of essay writing.

By Nurtaz U

Aug 15, 2020

Interactive,informative and effective.

By Samuel J

Jul 10, 2020

It was a happy and enjoyable learning.