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Subtitles: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Vietnamese, German, English, Spanish, Hindi...

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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Introduction

1 video (Total 1 min), 4 readings
4 readings
Pre-Course Survey10m
Writing Levels10m
Message about Opinions10m
Message About Peer Reviews10m
Week
2
6 hours to complete

Advanced Argument Essays

2 videos (Total 16 min), 9 readings, 3 quizzes
9 readings
Introduction to Using Sources10m
Practice Using Sources Effectively10m
Practice Integrating Quotes Effectively10m
Writing Longer Essays10m
Types of Paragraphs Practice10m
Advanced Argument Essay Assignment10m
Sample Advanced Argument Essay10m
Check Your Essay10m
Quiz Instructions10m
1 practice exercise
Advanced Argument Quiz14m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Avoiding Plagiarism

3 videos (Total 11 min), 7 readings, 3 quizzes
7 readings
Introduction to Plagiarism10m
What is Plagiarism? - Learning Objectives10m
How to Avoid Plagiarism - Learning Objectives10m
More On Plagiarism10m
Plagiarism Practice10m
Plagiarism Game10m
Quiz Instructions10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz6m
Plagiarism Quiz10m
Week
4
8 hours to complete

Synthesis Essay

4 videos (Total 20 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
8 readings
Readings on Plagiarism in Music10m
Synthesis Essay Readings10m
Synthesis Essay Assignment10m
Using Sources Review10m
Sample Synthesis Essay10m
MLA Format Basics Objectives10m
Check Your Essay10m
Quiz Instructions10m
1 practice exercise
Synthesis Essay Quiz14m
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Top reviews from Advanced Writing

By DBAug 17th 2016

An absolutely wonderful course! I learned a lot about advanced essay writing. I think it is a must-take course for those who are interested in writing academic and research essays!

By MAMay 11th 2019

This course was so much useful for writing especially for essay and another writing.\n\nBy this kink of course we are able to write an interesting essay.\n\nthank so much Coursera

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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  • 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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