How to Write an Essay

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College Writing 2.1x is an introduction to academic writing for English Language Learners, focusing on essay development, grammatical correctness, and self-editing. The five-week course includes a review of basic grammar terminology and understanding; writing effective sentences and paragraphs; introductions and conclusions; strategies for writing longer texts; and thesis statements. The course materials will be offered via readings and videos. An optional course workbook, in ebook form, may be used for additional writing work. Students will participate in online discussions as well as peer review. Students will complete an essay for this part of the course.

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 m...

College Writing 2.1x is an introduction to academic writing for English Language Learners, focusing on essay development, grammatical correctness, and self-editing. The five-week course includes a review of basic grammar terminology and understanding; writing effective sentences and paragraphs; introductions and conclusions; strategies for writing longer texts; and thesis statements. The course materials will be offered via readings and videos. An optional course workbook, in ebook form, may be used for additional writing work. Students will participate in online discussions as well as peer review. Students will complete an essay for this part of the course.

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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3 years, 9 months ago
This course was an amazing course, and the edX platform is really easy and it's also user friendly. I see that they are offering this course again next week with the newly offered option to join live online classes with mentors (something called Mentive). This is a big improvement, because the content can sometime be challenging to learn alone.
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1 year, 8 months ago
please send me the material for this course at (mhs92.uaf@gmail.com)as i,m looking for similar kind of courses on internet which can help me to improve my essay writing in particular and overall English writing skills in general. Regards
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Can someone please send me the material from this course at rushiljp@gmail.com ? I really want to take this course, but neither can I take it (it shows course unavailable), nor is their a new course on the same topic. Thank you.
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1 year, 8 months ago
Well since others are doing it, Ill give it a chance too. Can someone send me the videos and materials of this course? (anaculiolis@hotmail.com) It'll be grately appreciated.
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Hello, If possible, please send me videos and materials related to this course to: sarah_nagy@outlook.com
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Hi everyone! If it's available and possible, could anybody send me the materials of this course, please? e-mail: christa.bbk@gmail.com.
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Hello, If possible, please send me videos or materials related to this course to"aneeshkelkar@gmail.com"
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Hello, can anyone please send me the videos/documents of this course? My Email is u5819317@anu.edu.au
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Hello, it's a really highly useful course for the establishment of writing an essays. If possible, please send me videos or materials related to this course to "judylineaf@gmail.com" Much appreciated!
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Hello, Can anyone please help me with the videos/documents of this course. My Email ID: eshron@yahoo.com
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1 year, 9 months ago
Hi, afraid these course is not avaiable now. If it is possible, Plz send videos to this email address: joeyx8520@gmail.com .Thank you very much.
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Hi, guess these course is highly valuable. If it is possible, Please send videos to email address: dkhakia@yahoo.com
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Can anyone send the videos of this course to me.it is not currently available singhvivek281@gmail.com
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1 year, 10 months ago
here no current "available status is shown", plz anyone share videos of this course lecture to me at twenty20six@yahoo.com
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Prakash Subedi

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1 year, 10 months ago
I want to improve my writing skill. I love to join this course whenever it starts. But how do I know when will this course be started?
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1 year, 10 months ago
I would love to take this class. As a foreign student one of my greatest difficulties is academic writing in English that is very diverse from Latin languages.
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1 year, 10 months ago
I couldn't join to this course , so I would appreciate if you put this course again for enrolling. Thanks
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STEFANNY SIERRA MARTINEZ

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2 years, 5 months ago
HI, EVERYBODY. I THINK THIS COURSE IS A GREAT TOOL TO LEARN MORE AND MORE ABOUT HOW TO WRITE BETTER AN ESSAY.IT'S VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT'S NECCESARY FOR PRACTICING AT THE UNIVERSITY OR IN SCHOOL. I HOPE TO LEARN MANY THINGS OF THIS COURSE.
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2 years, 7 months ago
This course is designed perfectly. I'd say Marvelous. But unfortunately I came to know about this course in its last week. So, unfortunately I couldn't complete all the tasks and quiz. I will rejoin it once it get started again. Thanks
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As i think it is the best courses that we can improve so soon and it is the first course it have every part of studyes.
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2 years, 8 months ago
It wasn't really interesting. Interesting is not the word to describe this. It did not capture my interest. It failed to pique the interest within me. To be interested is significant and it did not do that.
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2 years, 8 months ago
I am learning this course and I found it very very good. It's engaging, informative and also pushes for doing practice. Quiz system is also very beneficial as it helps us know, where do we stand. Highly recommended for all the wannabe writers
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I think the course content is maximize the learning experience. I think the instructor is good. And provider is good
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The course is a good one for me and i know this will add value to me. Ii want to say a big thank you for the provider who has made it a privlege for us to benefit and also add value to our community.For the instructor,i want to say a big thank you for making yourself available o teach those who are willing to learn and impact their generation,and will not feel cheated in public or the world at large. My heart is saying a big thank you to you all,and also,i pray that we will be able to also add value to our community too.
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Amna Qamar

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Hi! i'm Amna from Pakistan, i want to improve my writing skills . And ithink this course will help me in understanding the terminology of grammar in essay writing. Thank you edX :) May Allah bless you :)
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2 years, 8 months ago
Generally, I always have problem to write an essay. event thought it mean to talk about my self in English. So, I think this course will help everyone who this kind of problem improve the writing skills and I hope after these five (5) weeks I will be able to write efficiently any issue in English. Thank you for this course .
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