Jul 07, 2019
A very useful course, specially designed for those who either forgot the grammar or did not study English grammar properly in the journey of learning English. It is a path way to good writing skills.
Dec 26, 2016
This is a very useful course even if you are very good in English . This course helps in understanding the type of sentences, proper usage of commas and perfect ways of writing attractive paragraphs.
Nov 13, 2017
The level of this course is way more basic than I expected. The reviews left previously did not succeed my expectations. It might be an interesting course for someone that is starting to write in English and wishes to have extra knowledge in a very collateral way.
By Nysha c•
Feb 21, 2018
A good basic course with some great exercises in it.
By Sharon S•
Feb 17, 2016
Good course, although no proctor or supervision at all. No place to go for questions or help.
Please be aware this is primarily designed for non-native english speakers. This was not clear to me when I joined. And although the content is thorough, it is dull and the assignments uninspiring.
If you want to know more about grammar, good (be sure to bone up through, because she assumes a lot about what you might remember from high school and for those of us over 40 ... hmmm).
If you want to feel inspired to write something of value and interest to yourself or others, not so good.
Over all I would not recommend this course or series of courses. And would suggest seeking out a course that has some kind of proctor or supervisory help available.
By Daniel M M•
Jun 23, 2016
Very good course. Interesting tips and summaries. Very helpful.
By Hussein M•
Apr 11, 2016
Oct 21, 2015
I think Punctuacion is the main topic
By Bin S•
Mar 19, 2016
What I learn most form this course is parallel structure and sentence variety lessons in Week 4.
It uses some conjunctions like and, but, both....and..., not only...but also...
Use the different 4 types English sentence style, simple, compound, complex and compound-complex to enrich your writing. In addition, adverbs, prepositional phrases (like in the morning), other transitions (furthermore) could be used to create variety. At last, combining the short sentences, medium sentences (10-15 words) and long ones (20-40 words) will also make your writing alive. Some other tips will also help like repeating key nouns, using synonyms, saying things in different ways.
- Use different sentence types
- Start sentence differently
- Use different sentence lengths
- Use synonyms effectively
Considering sentence variety will be the last step when you revise your essay, so do not do it in the begining.
By khalid m•
Aug 18, 2016
By Pavan K•
Mar 10, 2016
Sep 27, 2015
Please add more content to it.
By Xuelai W•
Sep 23, 2016
Kind of... too basic?
By Julia M•
Aug 15, 2016
It was a good start, but I wish the assignments were a little bit harder.
Oct 01, 2015
good way to go back to the basics
By Jocelyn A•
Nov 24, 2015
The videos are really boring, however the course is good.
By Deleted A•
Dec 29, 2017
Short course but well organize.
By Kateryna H•
Sep 04, 2016
By Mandeep K•
Nov 09, 2015
I had a good time learning new things which are generally not told in your academics.
Thanks to UCI for offering it. Best wishes.
By Erika W•
Mar 20, 2016
Some of the lessons aren't clear enough to follow
By Ravi K•
Jan 19, 2016
it is very nice course, and improve my english writting style
By Uday K•
Aug 08, 2019
Good videos on grammar and punctuation but not much on writing.
By Kolesnik A•
Aug 28, 2019
It provides essential information neither about punctuation nor about grammar. I would say it is too superficial. Advanced learners will not gain new knowledge.
Jul 14, 2019
The exercices didn't work ,and I could not do them
By Xin J•
Jul 15, 2019
By Sophie B J•
Sep 08, 2019
It was alright. Thought I would learn more than that, but I'm very thankful for learning about comma structure and so on.
By Casandra M•
Nov 04, 2019
I wish that the lessons could have gone a bit more in depth and have more abilities to give the students practice or interactions with instructors.