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Academic and Business Writing

University of California, Berkeley via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • Subject Grammar & Writing
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate $49 Certificate Available
  • Effort 3-5 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long

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Overview

College Writing 2.2x continues the introduction to academic and business writing for English Language Learners. In this part of the course, students focus on understanding the demands of different styles of writing, and continue to improve grammatical correctness, vocabulary development, and revision and editing skills. The five-week course includes material on vocabulary, tone, diction, and editing, all in the areas of academic and business writing. Students will have the opportunity to write on a number of different topics and ideas, always centered on areas of interest to them. The course materials will be offered via readings and videos. Assignments include short writing assignments, quizzes, journal entries, and longer pieces.

In partnership with the U.S. Department of State

UC Berkeley is partnering with the U.S. Department of State to extend the reach of College Writing 2X. Participating U.S. Embassies will host in-person, facilitated discussions sessions around the course content in order to maximize the learning experience. The State Department-supported EducationUSA network will also offer facilitated discussions in some locations for students interested in pursuing higher education in the United States. This partnership is part of the English Education Alliance (E2A), a global effort of the U.S. Department of State to address the global demand for 21st century English language skills.

Taught by

Maggie Sokolik

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4.3 Based on 7 reviews

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Maboroshi M
4.0 4 years ago
by Maboroshi completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Some informative English language knowledge is provided. I cherish the peer assignment in which fellows rate on my writing. That's the most rewarding thing in this course.
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Alali A
5.0 2 years ago
by Alali is taking this course right now, spending 12 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
I'm doing graduate diploma of counselling and I need to improve my writing skills and how to create an academic essay
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Sylvia A
5.0 a month ago
by Sylvia completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
It's a good course. You learn the main rules to write. It's an interesting course for a non native english speaker. You first have to write a draft and then you must revise it.
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Mubeen M
4.0 5 years ago
Mubeen completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
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