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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Grammar & Writing
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 6-8 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 10 weeks long

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You will gain a foundation for college-level writing valuable for nearly any field. Students will learn how to read carefully, write effective arguments, understand the writing process, engage with others' ideas, cite accurately, and craft powerful prose.

Course Learning Objectives
• Summarize, analyze, question, and evaluate written and visual texts
• Argue and support a position
• Recognize audience and disciplinary expectations
• Identify and use the stages of the writing process
• Identify characteristics of effective prose
• Apply proper citation practices
• Discuss applying your writing knowledge to other writing occasions

Taught by

Denise Comer

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Reviews for Coursera's English Composition I
3.2 Based on 19 reviews

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Gearoid M
4.0 4 years ago
Gearoid completed this course.
As someone who has had no experience with academic writing or exposure to a writing process, I found this course well worth my time. I gained valuable practice in drafting and writing papers over the four projects.

The peer review of your writing was a very mixed bag and frustrating at times (I had one peer admit not reading my piece in their feedback but still rating my paper). But I guess that is the nature of MOOCs. In spite of that I did get valuable feedback, and the act of reviewing others work was a great way to think more deeply about your own writing.

I'd recommend this course for anyone who would like to improve their writing through practice, hone a writing process and get experience in writing through practical assignments.
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Sami L
4.0 4 years ago
Sami is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
A fairly concise review of basics of academic writing. In my opinion this course suits an intermediate (ie. entering a college) or someone who is in a need for a quick refresher of basic writing skills.

Peer graded assignments were the best part of this course. Three out of four writing assignments have two phases of peer grading, first you will write a draft which is nearly finished text, get some feedback on it, then produce a final edit. How much you get out of the course depends heavily on your peers. One exception aside, I got good feedback. Occasionally some peer simply gave no feedback, yet tossed a perfect score at me, so you might end up having no feedback at all should you be unlucky to get such peers all the way.
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Jos G
5.0 4 years ago
Jos completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Not easy especially for non-native speakers. However, this was a most rewarding course because prof. Comer's expertise lifted the level high enough to keep attention to a maximum. If you manage to reach distinction (around 90% if I remember well) you will gain a strong confidence in writing academic texts.
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2.0 4 years ago
Joao partially completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
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Bob B
1.0 4 years ago
Bob partially completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Just a horrible way to waste your time. Did not like the instructor & her way of teaching. Different strokes for different folks, some peers found it thrilling. Not my cup of tea, F-
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