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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


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


Oct 26, 2021

It is actually quite a simple course, easy to attend as it does not require a long time each week. However it did improve my writing skills, I'm considering to attend the next advanced writing course.

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By Gunay V

Dec 1, 2022

It was a marvellous course for me to improve my essay-writing skills. Highly recommend.

By Lina L

Aug 9, 2020

Thank you for this course that teaches me how to write an essay, now I understand more.

By Đăng K Đ

Dec 11, 2019

Thanks this Course, After learn this course, I understand and apply when writing Essay.

By Bochra L P

Mar 10, 2016

Thank you so much for providing such program , i have learned alot of things in here !


Jul 23, 2020

This course offered an good opportunity for me to learn how to organise essay writing.

By Murilo M

Aug 4, 2017

Great course, very well explained how to format essays. Many thanks for this learning.

By Sherrie

Dec 4, 2015

Great course. Very easy to understand the formula for writing proper essays. Thanks!

By Nurzharkyn S

Mar 15, 2022

That was a meaningful course for me, where I have learned a lot. Thank you very much!

By Samved I

Jun 13, 2020

The course is highly useful inasmuch as developing essay-writing skills is concerned.

By Nguyen T D

Jun 25, 2017

How a wonderful course! Thanks miss Tamy Chapman because of your excellent lectures.

By Sreejith E K

Nov 26, 2016

Very effective course for me. It really helps me to understand the basics of grammar.

By 1 N K D

Sep 11, 2021

This course really help me to learn how to write a proper academic essay. Thank you!

By Sardor T

Jul 26, 2020

In this course, I have learned the effective structures for writing academic essays.

By Deleted A

Nov 19, 2021

The course content is excellent. I got to know a lot, although I am just in week 2.

By Sarbalakova G B

Jun 27, 2020

This course give me a lot of important information, learning about academic writing

By Amr W A R S

Nov 14, 2019

Good course for kinds of essays. I recommend that you get the whole specialization.

By Ledong S

Jan 13, 2016

This course helps a lot. Makes it easy and clear to write different types of essay.

By shoyeb 1

Oct 11, 2020

This is an excellent course. This course teach me how to write an effective essay.

By Juan D B P

Aug 31, 2020

I consider this course as a great tool for learning and developing writing skills.

By Berenice R A

Mar 7, 2019

This course really gave skills for essay writing. It makes writing much more easy!

By Bilal A K

Nov 5, 2020

I have feeling blessed throughout the course because it is interesting and brief.

By Theodoros N

Feb 12, 2016

It help me a lot to change my thinking of writing very valuable for Essay Writing

By Sayaka T

Dec 2, 2017

Great to learn American style of writing before you go to other English courses.

By Anisha H

Jan 5, 2021

I have learned at my pace, watched videos repeatedly helped me learn in detail.

By Jo'rayeva K N

Sep 30, 2020

Thank you. I am very happy that I learned in this course. Best regards to you.