Academic and Business Writing

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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-perso...

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.

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Juliya Vikhtodenko

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
I'm glad to join this course. I'd like to improve my grammar skills and my English essay writing skills. I think it will be interested.
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Marques Vidal

8/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 6 months ago
I think will be very interesting and very useful. In the end, I'll say how it was but I am sure will be very good.
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Shivani Mishra

8/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 6 months ago
I am excited to learn about this course. I am in teaching profession and writing is inherent part and skill like others hence I thought to improve and upgrade myself.
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Daba Fayissa

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 6 months ago
I'm happy to start this English grammar study to augment my writing skills and for my professional development; I would also try to pursue certified grammar learning after this free study.
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mk shapla

2/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
As soon as i saw the announcement "Join the U.S. Embassy and UC Berkeley's FREE online course "English Grammar and Essay Writing," starting January 11, 2016!" I enrolled by edx. Presuming that by joining this courses I will be able to get a free access in lot many quality articles, writings, vocabulary by sentences, rules and tricks of Grammar, worthy quizzes, etc. Looking forward to learn maximum from this courses while enriching the English knowledges, specially in Grammar. H'ever, can anybody please tell me whether only the courses can be attended without fee, as I am not interested in obtaining any certificates. thank you:)
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Lorena Givica

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
As a translator I don't think, but know this will enhance my assets ;) When I finish this course, I'll post how awesome it was!
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Peter Masiar

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
Just comment: Course author suggests to review College Writing 2.1x, which is archived on edx.org (somewhere). Well, how to find it? Life of so many students would be so much easier if that text was a link to the course. Just a suggestion, I cannot complain too much - I am very glad to have this course for free! :-) I have no opinion about the course and cannot really rate it - I do hope it will be good, and I do like the platform.
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Subarna Lamsal

8/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
This course would certainly help me to develop my aptitude of english essay writing skills that is required in every step of life.
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Ashique Iqbal

7/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
Looking at the course contents it seems to me it will prop up me to elevate my writing skill to next level. In today's corporate world no one can even think of communication without English, even if it's not the native language. I hope this course will help the attendees a lot. Looking forward to hear more from the peers.
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Miguel Corvalan

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
I am excited to take my writing skills to the next level with this amazing course offered by edX. I think expressing once thoughts in a clear, precised manner is crucial for many aspects in life, like: in a professional setting, school assessments and also at a personal level when trying to express emotions. Writing not only improves the way we communicate on paper, but also helps in organizing our thinking process. Developing writing skills is a must, that is why I am here ready to embark on a writing spree. Good luck to everyone, Miguel.
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8/10 starsTaking Now
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3 years, 7 months ago
In our days , to have good English is very important and essential to do well in your relationships ... so we always have to improve our English , and as it is obvious , edx is one of the easiest and best programmes that may rise our English level .
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Abdul Munaim Abro

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
As we know that English is now an international language and it is not possible to sustain or build international relationship without communicating in English. many of the under developing countries are not afford the education of international standards. but EDX made this possible to learn the professional courses without paying a single penny at your home. EDX playing a vital role to spread the professionalism through their courses.
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9/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
very nice course. and specially Edx is Amazing thing. keep it up. i m from pakistan. i have not a many good options for online study. but yes now i know about the very good thing.which is Edx
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Akshitha Nukala

5/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
Iam eagerly waiting to take this course to develop my communication skill and want improvement on essay writing
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ahbab allah

1/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
im doing my master so i need it to help me in thesis writing and writing essay as well so i hope to be developed
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Mery Diaz Campos

9/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
It is wonderful to know that the education is being empowered by opportunities like this. Open source type of education will make our people to be powerful and independent. The first step is offering English classes, for it is English the common language of education worldwide. This is en Excellent work done by Edx and I say to the students -todays' and futures' students, embrace this opportunity!!! Education gives us power to open as many doors as we need for our own personal and professional development ;)
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Janet Everastico

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
I am exciting to take this course. I really need to learn about grammar and the correct way to write English.
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Meer Jibran Jatoi

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 8 months ago
well i am also preparing myself for essay writing and vocabulary building i think it will be best platform for me....
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2/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 8 months ago
I WANT TO KNOW WRITTEN & SPOKEN ENGLISH....................................................................................
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Syed Haroon Ali

8/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 8 months ago
Well i must appreciate the university which is providing free preparation for IELTS. I took IELTS in 2007 and got 6.5 bands this was new to me to take the test with out preparation. Iam excited now to learn it and retake the test to come out with flying colors.
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3 years, 8 months ago
IS REALLY GOOD I AM LOOKING FORWADTO LEARN. I DONT REALY NO ENGLISH I WILL BE VERRY HAPPY TO STUDY WITH YOU. THIS WILL MEAN SO MUCH IN MY LIFE IT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING IF I GET HELP I AM GETTING OLD I WANT THIS
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Alessandra Almeida

2/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 9 months ago
Gosto da língua inglesa,desejo aprender para escre er, ler, falar e principalmente omterpretar.Trabalho o dia todo e estudar pelo computador e rm casa é desafiador e prátoco. Sou aluna dedicado e tenho certeza de que este curso vai me ajudar a fazer a prova de um futuroara Mestrado...
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Mohamed Emam

2/10 starsDropped
3 years, 10 months ago
I want to learn the language spoken and written English I can in order to get a better chance to work
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2/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 5 months ago
Having read their email that was sent to me with the word 'department' spelt 'deparment' - I DON'T THINK I WILL BE ENROLING ...
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10/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 5 months ago
i like to improve my writing and grammar skill and have more contact with course staff in this course
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10/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 5 months ago
I believe this course will help me to learn the technique how to add emotions and gesture in my writing skills
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6/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 5 months ago
It is so important to know what we will write and how we will do it. For this reason, it is an excellent opportunity to improve the writing skills.
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6/10 starsTaking Now
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4 years, 5 months ago
I hope to improve my writing skills during this course.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 5 months ago
Awesome. It's important this course for me because I want to learn the correct grammarr and excelent vocabulary and skill to speak. I would like to start this course.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 5 months ago
I am very excited to start this course and learn as much as I can!I am sure this course will help me to achieve my goal that is improve my skills in writing in english. I really appreciate for the opportunity this excellent University is gave me.
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