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English

Subtitles: Arabic, Catalan, Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, English, Spanish...

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Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4-5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: Arabic, Catalan, Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, English, Spanish...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Course Introduction

1 video (Total min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
Pre-Course Survey10m
Course Update10m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Verb Tenses and Conjunctions

6 videos (Total 28 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
Present Perfect vs. Simple Past4m
Remember to Answer Classmates' Questions39s
Conjunctions Video Lecture11m
6 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Conjunctions Practice10m
Coordinate Conjunctions and Punctuation Chart10m
Links to Other Resources10m
Quiz Instructions10m
3 practice exercises
Verb Tenses Practice Quiz8m
Conjunctions Practice Quiz6m
Verb Tenses and Conjunctions22m
Week
3
6 hours to complete

Compound and Complex Sentences

2 videos (Total 17 min), 8 readings, 5 quizzes
8 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Transitions Study Guide10m
Compound Sentences Practice10m
Commas vs. Semicolons Practice10m
Learning Objectives10m
Adverb Clauses in Complex Sentences Practice10m
Links to Other Resources10m
Quiz Instructions10m
3 practice exercises
Compound Sentence Practice Quiz6m
Adverb Clause Practice Quiz8m
Compound and Complex Sentences28m
Week
4
7 hours to complete

More Commas, Parallel Structure, and Sentence Variety

5 videos (Total 20 min), 10 readings, 6 quizzes
5 videos
Parallel Structure Video Lecture4m
Sentence Variety Video Lecture6m
10 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Commas Practice 110m
Commas Practice 210m
Learning Objectives10m
Parallel Structure Practice10m
Learning Objectives10m
Sentence Variety Practice10m
Links to Other Resources10m
Quiz Instructions10m
Learn More!10m
4 practice exercises
More Commas Practice Quiz6m
Parallel Structure Practice Quiz6m
Sentence Variety Practice Quiz6m
Commas, Parallel Structure, and Sentence Variety24m
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Top reviews from Grammar and Punctuation

By DVNov 12th 2015

I am very satisfied with this course. It really helped me to improve my writing skills, and I am feeling more confident than I used to be.\n\nAfter this course, I am planning to take up the next one.

By KGDec 26th 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.

Instructors

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Tamy Chapman

Instructor, International Programs
University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education
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Helen Nam

Instructor
International Programs, UCI Extension

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

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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