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In this course, on Effectively Get Started with Essay Writing you’ll learn all about academic essay writing and, specifically, how to write three types of essays: compare/contrast, cause/effect, and argument.
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About this Course
Writing specialization. This course, Effectively Get Started with Essay Writing will be 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
1 hour to complete
In this course, Effectively Get Started with Essay Writing you will be made to understand the effectiveness of thesis statements in your paragraphs. You will review sentence types and punctuation. You’ll use that information in this course to make your writing great.
To pass this course, Effectively Get Started with Essay Writing you need to pass all four quizzes and pass all three writing assignments. When you finish one activity, you can continue to the next one. Enjoy!
2 videos (Total 3 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 hours to complete
In this module, you’ll start learning about essay structure and some other important tools for good writing. There’s a lot of information in this module, but it’s all necessary for writing well. Make sure you take notes so you will remember these tools when you write your essays.
Note to learners: this course, Effectively Get Started with Essay Writing is designed for learners of English with intermediate English writing skills.
The sample essays in this course are aimed at that level. However, the principles discussed in the lessons are practical for writers of any level. If you’re at a lower level, do the best you can. If you are a more advanced writer, feel free to write more developed and complex essays than the ones in the examples. Just make sure you follow the structures introduced.
6 videos (Total 51 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
5 hours to complete
Writing Compare/Contrast Essays
Now, you’re ready to write your first type of academic essay–the compare/contrast essay. In this module, you’ll learn what this type of essay is and how to structure it. Then, you’ll look at some examples and practice writing your own compare/contrast essay. Remember the sample essays in the lesson are typical for an intermediate-level student. Write a compare/contrast essay that fits your own writing ability. Good luck!
3 videos (Total 12 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
4 hours to complete
Writing Cause/Effect Essays
Now, you’ll learn about writing the cause/effect essay. This is another type of academic essay that you might be asked to write in your college classes. For this type of essay, you’ll think about the reasons why something happens or the effects of something.
The sample essays in this module are also representative of an intermediate-level writer. Write a cause/effect essay appropriate for your own English level. Just remember to follow the advice given in the lessons.
3 videos (Total 12 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
4 hours to complete
Writing Argument Essays
In this last module, you’ll learn how to write the most common type of college essay. The argument essay is probably the most fun essay to write too. In this course, Effectively Get Started with Essay Writing you learn how to convince your reader to believe your argument or position on some controversial topic.
You have to think of good reasons to support your position. Remember to write an argument essay that is to the best of your own abilities.
3 videos (Total 13 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes