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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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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


Nov 17, 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.

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By Lizeth L

Apr 18, 2016

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

By FanZhang

Apr 22, 2016

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

By Abdul H

Feb 07, 2016

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

By 陈蕾澌

Nov 13, 2015


By Yansen H

Jul 01, 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


Dec 20, 2019

it is simply a great course i have ever came across on internet.

By Hossam S M S

Jun 01, 2017

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

By Ana L R J

Sep 19, 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 Abhishek S

Jun 23, 2018

Excellent course.Instructor explain in a very succinct manner.

By fatemeh

Aug 03, 2017

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

By Fernando E A

May 25, 2016

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

By Humayun M T

Dec 14, 2017

Very helpful one with excellent stuff and guidelines offered

By Jacqueline L

Apr 14, 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 Karine R

Feb 08, 2016

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

By wanru c

Nov 07, 2015

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

By Zakir A

Dec 16, 2019

The best course for you, if you want to write a good essay.

By Shahbaz A S

Jun 13, 2016

The is the most useful course for me, I have ever attended.

By Karim M H E H E

Feb 08, 2016

I love this course. It helped me so much in writing essays.

By Paulette J

Oct 28, 2015

As a fiction writer, this class has helped me tremendously.

By Ana L G B

Jan 19, 2017

I loved it. I'm so happy I chose UCI to help me with this.

By Yolanda Z

Aug 09, 2016

Recommend this course to high school and college students.

By Yanisa N

Mar 14, 2016

Incredible!!! This course really improve my essay writing!