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
Getting Started with Essay Writing is course 2 of 5 in 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.
Instructor, International Programs
University of California Irvine Extension