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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.


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 Felipe N

Feb 29, 2020

It's an amazing course, I learned a lot about grammar and essays. This course will help me look for a job. Thank you!

By Selma S

Feb 8, 2021

I enjoyed the course,I think it was well organized,very didactic and with the correct time limit.


By Dennis O

Sep 29, 2020

I learned a lot about the right and effective ways to write about different types of essays. This is a good course

By Letian W

Jan 22, 2019

By learning this part, I realised how to structure an essay. I would highly recommend this session to my friends.

By Deleted A

Feb 6, 2016

It was a great course and I learned a lot from it.. Unfortunately, I'm short on cash and can't do the assignments

By Pauleen J G

Nov 3, 2020

The instructions are clear and easy to follow. Writing assignments also helped me to put my knowledge into test.

By Candela Y

Nov 6, 2020

Excellent course! I learned a lot about essay writing and I think I have a better understanding of the language

By Ogochukwu E

Apr 13, 2020

I started this course with no confidence in writing essays and I finished with a lot of confidence. Thank you.

By Amjad A

Apr 12, 2019

Splendid course in order to familiar with writings. Those who are interested in writings must take this course.

By Crash C

Aug 14, 2018

I feel like I really improved my writing skills and feel confident going into my sophomore year of high school.

By Truong D M

Nov 2, 2017

It is real wonderful course that I've ever seen from MOOCs. Thank you very much to lecturers, UCI and coursera.

By alim s

Aug 2, 2016

i found this course very effective, supportive and informative . i had downloaded all videos and practicing it.

By Anna K

Nov 7, 2015

I have recently started and can see all benefits and positive sides of this course! Excelent one! Many thanks!

By Nubar F

Nov 18, 2020

Ive learned how to write different types of essays and learned lots of information. thank you for everytihng!

By Bhupesh M

Jul 26, 2020

Those who want to improve their writing skills must join this course. Thank you so much teacher and coursera!

By C A

May 6, 2020

I must say i have had an exceptional learning experience i am so glad that i did this it has helped me a lot.

By Archana G

Jun 30, 2016

this course helps a lot in developing essay ability especially to those who didn't get chance in school days.

By MD. R H

Sep 12, 2021

Best course ever! Just loved this course from my heart. Thank you so much for this excellent course for us!

By Bronwyn T

Aug 11, 2020

The way it was broken down with the quiz’s in between was great! I actually feel confident writing them now!


Dec 28, 2019

The course helped me to a great extent! I am glad that I joined this course. Thank you California University

By Huang h

Nov 29, 2015

Very good course, in particular for international students who have no systematic training on essay writing.

By Naorem B S

Mar 20, 2022

Excellent course to begin with essay wiriting basic skills to enable someone writing longer academic essay.


Jun 29, 2020

This course was so helpful for me, The way instructors explained the topics were really amazing and clear.

By Muhammad Q

Feb 26, 2016

Amazing course! I loved this course and it helped me a lot and is going to help me more and more and more!

By Лара А

Feb 15, 2016

This course was very helpful, and I apply my new knowledge not only in english, but in any other language.