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Academic English: Writing Specialization

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  • Specialization via Coursera and University of California, Irvine
  • $345 for 4-6 months
  • 3 courses + capstone project
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Title
Academic English: Writing
Rating
★★☆☆☆ (2 Reviews)
Overview
Prepare for college-level writing and research in just four courses.
Credential Type
Provider
Cost
$345
Duration
4-6 months

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.

Incentives & Benefits

This Specialization will help you become a more confident academic and professional writer. Upon completing the four courses and Capstone Project, you’ll have the skills you need to stand out as a structured thinker and communicator in any writing-intensive college course or professional role.

What You'll Learn

  • Conduct rigorous research on a variety of academic topics
  • Express ideas clearly in an academic format
  • Compose effective college-level essays using proper English grammar

Recommended Background

    ★★★★☆ (25) 4 weeks 23rd Jul, 2018
    Course 1: Grammar and Punctuation Do you need to review English grammar? Have you forgotten the grammar you once studied? If so, this course is perfect for you. The first course in this specialization is a refresher on some tools needed for good writing. It will help prepare you for the other courses. You will need about 10 hours to complete this first course. Writing is a skill and to learn a skill well, you need to practice. In this course, you will watch short video lectures and then practice and discuss what you have learned. Make sure you take good notes and use the peer discussions to ask questions. Then you'll be able to remember the rules you learn in this course when you start writing essays in the next course. After completing this course, you will be able to: - identify the correct verb tenses to use - use commas effectively - utilize several different sentence types - write more effectively in English Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the instructional videos and handouts. The peer feedback and quizzes are only available in the paid version.
    ★★★★☆ (12) 4 weeks 23rd Jul, 2018
    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.
    ★★★★☆ (5) 4 weeks 23rd Jul, 2018
    Course 3: Advanced Writing This is the third course in the Academic English: Writing specialization. By raising your level of academic writing, this course helps prepare you for college-level work. After completing this course, you will be able to: - plan and write a more sophisticated argument essay - identify plagiarism and explain how to prevent it - read and analyze several articles to form your own opinion on a topic - make connections between several articles - form thesis statements from your readings - use sources effectively when writing an essay Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the instructional videos and handouts. The peer feedback and quizzes are only available in the paid version.
    ★★★★★ (2) 4 weeks 23rd Jul, 2018
    Course 4: Introduction to Research for Essay Writing This is the last course in the Academic Writing specialization before the capstone project. By the end of this course, you will be able to complete all the steps in planning a research paper. After completing this course, you will be able to: - choose appropriate research topics for college classes - write detailed outlines for research papers - find source material for research papers - take and organize good notes for research - use appropriate academic tone and language - document sources by creating a Works Cited list in MLA format - avoid plagiarizing your sources

    2 Reviews.

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    Mohamed Bockarie Sheriff
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    Dropped this credential.

    Learning more about grammar

    I am happy to be part Of this particular class and I hope and pray that I will be successful.
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    Abdijalil Nur Hassan
    completed this credential in Feb 2018.

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