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: - 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 This is the last course in the Academic English: Writing specialization.
In this course, you will learn all of the steps to writing a research paper.
You will learn how to choose topics, where to do your research, and how to plan the research paper.
You will also master your understanding of using sources and avoiding plagiarism.In this module, you will learn more about finding sources.Then you'll learn about how to be organized in your research by taking good notes on your sources.Also, you'll learn about writing an annotated bibliography, which is a common assignment when writing a research paper in college.In this module, you'll learn about the language used in writing a research paper.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.When you finish one activity, you can continue to the next one. In this module, you'll start learning about essay structure and some other important tools for good writing.There's a lot of information in this module, but it's all necessary for writing well.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.This is the second course in the Academic English: Writing specialization.