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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


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.


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 2277_Nadine 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.

By Muhammad S A G M A

Sep 19, 2019

I'd like to thank the instructor so much for presenting this very good content.

By masood h

Sep 3, 2018


By Bikash G

Aug 11, 2016

Excellent course for students who wants to learn about writing academic essays.


Mar 31, 2016

Getting Started with Essay Writing was an excellent course. I really liked it !

By Martin R

Feb 9, 2016

Excellent course for students who want to learn more about English Composition.

By Donna C

Sep 8, 2020

I enjoyed this course. I never actually did a course like this but glad I did.

By Liliana C A P

Aug 31, 2020

Very explicit and good assignments, I feel like I can write better essays now

By Guadalupe M

Apr 13, 2016

interesting course that helps you to improve your English writing. Very good

By Moiken P

Nov 15, 2015

This course was informative and helped me to review my essay writing skills.

By Christine M

Sep 28, 2020

Best essay writing course. This course is beneficial for any level student.


May 24, 2020

It's really an awesome course. I have learned many things from this course.