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edX: Academic and Business Writing

 with  Maggie Sokolik
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An ​online ​MBA ​redesigned ​for ​business ​professionals
University ​of ​Illinois ​at ​Urbana-Champaign via Coursera

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.

Syllabus

Week 1: Genre
What is Genre?
Welcome to the Course
Genre
Homework: Your Journal 1

Week 2: Vocabulary, Tone, and Diction
Building Vocabulary, Tone, and Diction
Homework: Your Journal 2

Week 3: Academic Writing and Business Writing
Academic, Business, or Both?
Responding--Evidence and Examples
Homework: Your Journal 3

Week 4: The Nuts and Bolts of Writing
Before Your Write
Common Writing Problems
Your Writing: Draft
Homework: Your Journal 4
A draft version of your assignment is due this week.

Week 5: Presenting Your Work
Revising and Presenting Your Work
Final Essay: Submission
Homework: Your Journal 5
A final version of your assignment is due this week.
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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Provider edX
Language English
Calendar 5 weeks long
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful
3 years ago
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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6 months ago
Alali Alialdur 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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Mubeen partially completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
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