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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 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 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 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 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.

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 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 Jeremiah J U O

Dec 17, 2019

It teaches what it says it will teach.

By Wusherry

Apr 11, 2019

It is a nice course for new learners~!

By Mohammad R

Jan 22, 2018

It was great course that I have seen.

By Louise C

May 26, 2016

Clear and practical. I'm loving it :)

By Gouhar

Mar 06, 2016

The teacher explanation is excellent.

By Kim d

Aug 10, 2019

Very good ! Very organized lecture !


Dec 29, 2016

An exceptionally outstanding course!

By Michael O

Mar 05, 2016

This course has helped me immensely.