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Hours to complete

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Hindi...
Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Hindi...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Getting Started

In this Capstone project, you will combine all of the skills you've learned in the 4 courses of the Academic English: Writing specialization. This week, you will choose an academic topic to research and formulate an effective research question. By the end of this week, you should know your topic and have a rough outline of your research paper....
Reading
5 videos (Total 21 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Plagiarism Resource video 13m
Plagiarism Resource video 26m
Choosing a Topic and Research Question video7m
Making an Outline video2m
Reading6 readings
Capstone Overview10m
Reminder about Plagiarism10m
Message about Peer Reviews10m
The Assignment10m
Rubric10m
Resources for Review10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Research and Annotated Bibliography

Last week, you learned about the assignment for this Capstone project, chose a topic, and created an outline. This week, you need to start researching and looking for source material. You will then create an annotated bibliography to submit. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 8 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video1 video
Reading2 readings
Resources for Review10m
Annotated Bibliography10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

First Draft and Introduction Paragraph

This week, you should start your first draft. Try to write several paragraphs including the introduction paragraph, which you should submit for feedback....
Reading
3 videos (Total 29 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Writing Longer Essays video8m
Using Sources video7m
Reading1 reading
Resources for Review10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

The Rough Draft

This week, you should continue working on the first draft. Try to have at least four pages written when you submit the rough draft for feedback. Also, include your Works Cited page for feedback....
Reading
2 videos (Total 12 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
MLA Formatting video7m
Reading1 reading
Resources for Review10m
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Career promotion

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Top Reviews

By PAApr 2nd 2016

I have learned so very much. All of the courses in the specialization have been taught in a way that has been easy to understand. I will miss Tamy Chapmans smiling face.

By MOAug 24th 2017

This specialization is designed for people who have an academic interest and want to learn more about how to write with accuracy in English.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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