Jan 11th 2016

English Grammar and Essay Writing (edX)

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An introduction to academic writing for English Language Learners, focusing on essay development, grammatical correctness, and self-editing.

As part two of the academic writing course series, English Grammar and Essay Writing will focus on:

- Proofreading

- Self-editing

- Revision

- Common English grammar errors

- Tone

- Diction

- Vocabulary building

Who should take this course?

- Anyone interested in refining persuasive writing techniques and essay development.

- Anyone preparing for or applying to college.

- Anyone proficient enough in English to follow an introductory level course.

- Anyone who is developing English-language writing and communication skills.

You do not need to have completed Part 1 to take this course. However, you may want to review College Writing 2.1x, which is archived on

The Part 2 course materials will be offered via readings, videos, and various types of homework assignments. There are suggested optional textbooks for additional writing work. You will participate in online discussions as well as peer review of your writing. You will write one full essay for this part of the course.

What you'll learn:

- Refine persuasive writing techniques and essay development

- Gain skills for proofreading, self-editing, revision, tone, and vocabulary

- Develop strong English-language writing and communication skills