English Composition I

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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. We will create a workshop environment.
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5 years, 11 months ago
My prior experience: I am a non-native speaker of English but I have an ESL university degree, so I did some writing in English before joining the course. However, I was unfamiliar with requirements for specific types of writing, such as a case study or an op-ed, and since I got my certificate with distinction (96.3%), I can say that this course really teaches you how to write. Professor Comer is very passionate about her subject and her lectures are clear and informative. She has carefully selected reading materials and developed a very thorough and clear course structure. It was great to have precise instructions and prompt staff support all the time. The workshops via Google Hangouts were extremely useful. The forum community was terrific - so many encouraging and friendly people, a lot of support, learning and fun. As for peer review, my impression is that as the course progressed, all of us got better at doing it and most grades... My prior experience: I am a non-native speaker of English but I have an ESL university degree, so I did some writing in English before joining the course. However, I was unfamiliar with requirements for specific types of writing, such as a case study or an op-ed, and since I got my certificate with distinction (96.3%), I can say that this course really teaches you how to write. Professor Comer is very passionate about her subject and her lectures are clear and informative. She has carefully selected reading materials and developed a very thorough and clear course structure. It was great to have precise instructions and prompt staff support all the time. The workshops via Google Hangouts were extremely useful. The forum community was terrific - so many encouraging and friendly people, a lot of support, learning and fun. As for peer review, my impression is that as the course progressed, all of us got better at doing it and most grades were justified and fair. I especially liked that we submitted drafts before the final version - it was very helpful. If you decide to take this course, bear in mind fixed deadlines - we had to submit something every Monday. It is also important to know that the course is not about English grammar or vocabulary - if you are looking for something basic, Crafting a Successful Writer, also offered by Coursera, may be a better choice. However, I'd definitely recommend the course to those who want to write better from the point of view of text organization and content.
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