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English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Arabic

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41%

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Approx. 24 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Arabic

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Course Introduction

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 3 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Academic Integrity Video Lecture2m
2 readings
Pre-Course Survey10m
Message about Opinions10m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Essay Writing

5 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 51 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Introduction Paragraphs Video Lecture12m
Body Paragraphs Video Lecture9m
Paragraph Basics Video Lecture10m
Conclusion Paragraphs Video Lecture3m
The Writing Process Video Lecture4m
8 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Thesis Statement Practice10m
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Topic Sentences Practice10m
Learning Objectives10m
Sample Essay10m
2 practice exercises
Essay Writing Practice Quiz8m
Essay Writing24m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Writing Compare/Contrast Essays

6 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 12 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Compare/Contrast Essay Video Lecture6m
Teacher Discusses a Compare/Contrast Essay5m
6 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Compare/Contrast Practice10m
Compare/Contrast Writing Assignment10m
Sample Compare/Contrast Essay10m
Links to Other Resources10m
Quiz Instructions10m
2 practice exercises
Compare/Contrast Essays Practice Quiz6m
Writing Compare/Contrast Essays20m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Writing Cause/Effect Essays

6 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 12 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Cause/Effect Video Lecture6m
Teacher Discusses a Cause/Effect Essay5m
7 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Cause/Effect Practice10m
Cause/Effect Writing Assignment10m
Sample Cause/Effect Essay10m
Links to Other Resources10m
Quiz Instructions10m
Learn More!10m
2 practice exercises
Cause/Effect Essays Practice Quiz4m
Writing Cause/Effect Essays20m

About the Academic English: Writing Specialization

The skills taught in this Specialization will empower you to succeed in any college-level course or professional field. You’ll learn to conduct rigorous academic research and to express your ideas clearly in an academic format. In the final Capstone Project, all the knowledge that you’ve gained over the span of these courses will culminate into an academic research paper on an issue of your choice....
Academic English: Writing

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