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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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By Deleted A

Feb 8, 2016

This is my second course. A very good teacher, resources, and explanations.

By srikanth k

Apr 29, 2020

I fully enjoyed the course. The instructors are very friendly and helpful.

By Ann K

Feb 8, 2019

I leaned about how to write Compare/Contrast


Argument Essays.

By Awais-Nexer

Aug 26, 2017

This place is the heaven, just can't go away from it. I LOVE IT! #COURSERA

By Michael

Dec 4, 2015

Excellent ,I think I can learn a lot of useful skills through this course

By Anastacia P

Oct 20, 2020

It was kind of difficult but as I go to the other level it become easier

By Raquel O N

Aug 12, 2020

Really helpful to everyone who plans to take a master or a english test.

By Robin W

Dec 8, 2015

I enjoyed the class and I learned a lot. Thank you for the opportunity.


Aug 16, 2020

Really good. I have developed the confidence to write a decent essay.

By Deleted A

Dec 15, 2016

A very good course for beginners. Found it informative and interesting.

By Yasser M A H B

Nov 18, 2015

Great course for all those who want to get started with essay writing.

By Amr A W

Feb 19, 2018

Excellent course for those of you who really into academic essays. :)


Apr 3, 2021

I have develop a better critical writing. The course is outstanding.

By Selina

Sep 3, 2020

I learn a lot of knowledge from this class, thanks for the teachers.

By Edwin G C

Jun 23, 2020

It was very helpful. The presentations were great.Thank you so much.

By Pritam S

May 18, 2020

It's very efficient course for any kind of people. Thank you so much

By Jing W

Mar 15, 2018

Thank you for the opportunity and I can improve the writing skills.


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


By Turan K

Feb 20, 2021

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