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Getting Started with Essay Writing, University of California, Irvine

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About this Course

Course 2: Getting Started with Essay Writing This is the second course in the Academic English: Writing specialization. By introducing you to three types of academic essays, this course will especially help prepare you for work in college classes, but anyone who wants to improve his or her writing skills can benefit from this course. After completing this course, you will be able to: - create effective thesis statements for your essays - plan and write compare/contrast, cause/effect, and argument essays - write well-developed body paragraphs Note: The lectures and practice activities are available for free, but you must upgrade to the pay version in order to take the quizzes and get feedback on writing assignments....

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By B

Nov 17, 2015

Thank you for teaching me how to write basic essays. This has been one of my most important goals for years. I've tried several other ways of learning but your method worked for me. Thank you so much.

By EB

Dec 05, 2015

I am only on the second week an have done my essay and feel very powerful. English is not my first language but the instructor made it easy for me by detailing every aspect of essay writing. Thank you

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411 Reviews

By HOONKI YEO

Apr 22, 2019

Thank you.

By María Carolina Martínez

Apr 17, 2019

Great course!!!

By amjad ali

Apr 12, 2019

Splendid course in order to familiar with writings. Those who are interested in writings must take this course.

By Wusherry

Apr 11, 2019

It is a nice course for new learners~!

By 姚娇娇

Apr 03, 2019

I have studied a lot,thanks for everyone

By Gustavo Pinango

Apr 02, 2019

Very good course. Really helpful.

By Anwar Rehman

Mar 28, 2019

Don't charge for the quizzes please. :D

By Ana Romero

Mar 24, 2019

Easy to follow; nicely formatted.

By Marwa Ragab Altantawy

Mar 19, 2019

Thanks, coursera community! This course is very rich, useful and it is a great help to me.

By Caitlin Conmy

Mar 11, 2019

I feel it was good for the basics but it needs to be made more clear that this is really JUST getting started. It has no reference to how to write essays under a time limit and I would say it is quite unhelpful for UK students (I don't know about elsewhere out of the US). I don't really like the peer review system as people were unfair and then gave rude comments or just untrue/ unhelpful advice.