Best Academic Writing Courses

Find the best online Academic Writing Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Academic Writing Courses.

Essay Essentials: Improve Your Academic Writing

Achieve academic essay success by learning and practicing essential writing skills in this step by step course

Created by Andrew Sippie - English Composition Teacher, Tutor, and Learning Specialist

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Students: 36862, Price: Free

Students: 36862, Price:  Free

Writing essays can be intimidating. Often, this is because we don't know what the teacher wants. As a teacher, I understand what that is. Using my experience teaching and tutoring essay writing at various colleges and remembering my experience as a student, I'll help you find the essay writing success you deserve through learning the foundations of essay writing.

Write successful essays by learning:

  • How to use classroom resources
  • The Writing Situation
  • The Writing Process
  • How to Revise effectively
  • Easy Editing Tips

Learn how to develop and organize:

  • Brainstorms
  • Introduction Paragraphs
  • Body Paragraphs
  • Conclusion Paragraphs 
  • The Entire Essay

...Using color-coated examples that show every step

Practice and Use your writing knowledge with: 

  • 5 quizzes
  • 3 writing activities
  • A downloadable essay example guide 

Academic Writing Essentials: University Writing Crash Course

Learn the strategies, tools, and secrets to write successfully at the university level

Created by Mike Taylor - Assistant Professor of English, Writing Coach, and Editor

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Students: 24728, Price: $39.99

Students: 24728, Price:  Paid

Join your personal writing coach today as you learn the tools and strategies necessary to begin writing successfully at the college level.

Learn How to Approach and Excel at Any Academic Writing Assignment

·Understand academic writing expectations

·Develop clear thesis statements

·Outline and organize effectively

·Structure strategically

·Master the mechanics (grammar, punctuation, etc.)

·Find and use sources powerfully

·Write exceptionally well!

Work with Your One-on-One Writing Coach

My goal with this course goes far beyond providing you with a series of useful lectures. My goal is to interact with you as your personal writing coach to help you consistently write successfully at the college level. In other words, with this course you will benefit both from the content and from unlimited access to an expert in college writing, who has taught academic writing to all levels of high school and university throughout the world.

·Participate in an active writing forum community

·Benefit from unlimited reviews of your preliminary writing (i.e. thesis statements, outlines, research topics, etc.)

·Interact through a 60 minute, one-on-one office hour

·Receive a detailed review of one larger writing project (i.e. a term paper, application essay, exam, etc.)

Content and Overview

By working through the 45 lectures of this course alongside my personal commitment to your development as a writer, you will gain the skills and confidence you need to write well in any field and at any college level. Whether you're in your first year or fourth, an international student, returning to college after years away, or preparing to enter your university experience soon, discover the strategies, tools, and secrets necessary to become an exceptional academic writer.

Beginning with a series of lectures on the writing process, this course will walk you through the fundamentals of brainstorming, outlining, developing, and presenting your ideas persuasively. You will learn how to develop strong thesis statements, construct supporting paragraphs, and engage your audience through effective introductions and conclusions. You will understand how to approach the most common academic writing assignments and learn how to write resumes, cover letters, and graduate school admissions essays. Most importantly, you will have access to unlimited personal and professional feedback to your questions, concerns, anxieties, and writing.

Completing this course will provide you with the essential tools and coaching to ensure you ace your next college essay.

Academic Writing for University

Essay Directive Words Part 1

Created by Vanessa Haralambous - Ve-Tutor, a one-woman tutoring enterprise

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Students: 14406, Price: $89.99

Students: 14406, Price:  Paid

Join me for this near 2-hour journey into learning how to master the way you structure your essays based on essay directive words. Each of our lessons will look at a different word, and through the entirety of this course, we will be looking at a total of 11 essay directive words.

Would you like to learn how to target your essay to improve your grade? As a student, have you struggled how to tell what a question is actually asking you for?

Whether you are a social sciences or arts university degree student, you have come to the right place!

In this course, we will go over what an essay is, what its different sub-sections are, and how to bring them all together. Together, we'll prepare various example essays, and you'll write your one-page essay plans throughout this course. You'll also learn:

  • How long paragraphs in an academic essay should be and how these should be structured

  • What an essay funnel structure is

  • What is typically included in an introduction, main body, and conclusion paragraph

  • How to link different paragraphs to one another to improve your essay’s flow

  • How to link similar or dissimilar concepts to one another in a critically evaluative way

  • How to build one-page essay plans

  • How to use diagrams and one-page essay plans to develop a high-quality essay

This course covers the following example essay questions, looking at a variety of social sciences and arts degrees - making this a super exciting course to enrol in:

  • Describe how and why the Corston Report (2007) affected legislation about female offenders in the United Kingdom

  • Clarify the relationship between prosocial behaviour and empathy

  • Examine the impact of the Equality Act (2010) on Gender Equality at Work in the United Kingdom

  • Outline the principles of immersion in modern video games

  • Show how compliance techniques are used in marketing products to consumers

  • Demonstrate how the underdog theme is dealt with by films using examples

  • Summarise how new technologies can support occupational training for emergency services

  • Assess to what extent the changing inequalities in UK society have impacted the nature of social work practice

  • State to what extent morality is determined or influenced by social status

  • Interpret how Cohen and Felson’s (1979) Routine Activities Theory could explain vandalism

  • Comment upon the improvements that computer-generated imaging (CGI) gave to special effects

‘Academic Writing for University Essay Directive Words: Part 1’ is also unique through its graphical representations and visuals. This makes this academic essay writing course ideal for visual and auditory learners.

This course comes with several free resources for you to use as part of your learning and one-page essay plan course project. These are included as part of different lessons and will make your lessons more engaging through visuals.

‘Academic Writing for University Essay Directive Words: Part 1’ is perfect for the following university degrees:

Psychology | Criminology | Social Work | Sociology | Youth Studies | Anthropology | Gender Studies | Political Science | Social Policy | Fine Art | Concept Art | 3D Art | Analytical Art | Illustration | Media Studies | Film Production | Product Design | Fashion & Jewelry Design

IELTS Academic Writing Part 1 – Graphs and Tables

Write a Band 7+ Essay for IELTS Task 1 in less than 5 hours (60 page study guide included!)

Created by i-Speak English - Be curious. Be confident. Be fluent.

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Students: 14267, Price: $19.99

Students: 14267, Price:  Paid

If IELTS Part 1 Writing is difficult for you, this course will help!

  • Learn and practice essential grammar and vocabulary for Band 7+

  • Discover quick and easy-to-use strategies to write clearly and concisely.

  • Learn to write a high-level essay for ANY writing part 1 question

  • Practice and improve writing with expert advice from a qualified and experienced IELTS teacher

  • Watch 35 high-quality lectures that include EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW about IELTS Writing Part 1.

  • Download your 60-page study guide for even more help with grammar and vocabulary.

Improve your writing now by downloading the course!

Let's get you that Band 7+!!!

Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 1 (Academic)

Complete preparation to achieve the band score you need (Band 6 to Band 8) in IELTS Writing Task 1 Academic.

Created by The IELTS Teacher - The Web's #1 IELTS Skype Tuition Site

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Students: 13412, Price: $99.99

Students: 13412, Price:  Paid

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"The best course ever! I jumped from 6.0 to 7.5 in writing in only one month with this course."  - Jaime Dantas

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Should I take this course?

Are you struggling to achieve a Band 7 or above score in IELTS Writing Task 1?

Do you get nervous when faced with line graphs, pie charts, bar charts or tables?

Are you unsure of how to write about detailed maps and complex processes?

If so, this course is for you.

My previous course - Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 2 - has the highest number of 5-star ratings of any IELTS Writing course on Udemy (4,000+). It has been enrolled upon by over 30,000 students from 150+ different countries, and is statistically 6 times more engaging than the average IELTS course.

Now, I am bringing you Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 1.

This course contains the same high-quality tuition, the same crisp, clean, accessible presentation, and the same invaluable expertise acquired through thousands of hours of IELTS tuition which is offered in my Task 2 course. 

Why waste time and money on outdated course books, inexperienced teachers and failed exams? Learn the tips, tricks, secrets and techniques required to succeed in IELTS Writing Task 1, and take control of your IELTS future today! 

And if you're not completely satisfied, you can claim a full refund within 30 days!

How will this course help me?

This course will teach you how to write what the IELTS examiners want to read in IELTS Writing Task 1. It is aimed at students who are trying to achieve Band 7, but will also be extremely valuable for any students aiming for Band 6 or Band 8. Even Band 9 students will learn something new here!

You might think that the IELTS examiners only care about a wide range of vocabulary, correct spelling and accurate grammar. This is wrong. These are all important, but there is so much more you can do to boost your score.

Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 1 tells you exactly what you need to know to succeed in this English language exam.

During this course, you will:

  • understand how the IELTS exam, and the writing test in particular, is structured and how it should be approached

  • learn how to write an answer to any Writing Task 1 question after learning how to recognise different question types

  • learn how to manage your time wisely, how to plan your response effectively, and how to structure your writing appropriately

  • learn how to identify key trends, select important data and achieve a high level of statistical accuracy 

  • find out how to increase your range of vocabulary related to graphs, charts, processes and maps quickly and effectively

  • study the steps you need to take in order to achieve grammatical range and accuracy

  • learn many of the 'secrets of success' that will help you to get the best score possible

  • discover many of the most common mistakes made in this part of the eaxm

  • begin to feel confident, assured and increasingly prepared for the writing test in your next IELTS exam

Ultimate Academic Writing course: Research + Essay Writing!

Your Essential Academic Writing course with Research examples and practical Essay Writing tips!

Created by Soerin Bipat - Teacher, PhD candidate, Security consultant and Entrepreneur

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Students: 10937, Price: $89.99

Students: 10937, Price:  Paid

This course is specially developed for students who need the essential knowledge to prepare them for writing and defending their thesis/dissertation in an efficient and effective manner. I have created 17 lectures that cover all facets of thesis writing in one and a half hour!

Summary
I will start with the end in mind; how is your thesis evaluated? Based on this central question I explain my formula of success and take you by the hand from topic selection all the way up to successful thesis defence. I will explain step-by-step procedures to handle certain phases of your research project and provide many practical examples. On average, each lecture takes about five minutes.    

After completing this course, you will have the essential knowledge to successfully complete your research project, because you know the necessary ingredients. This knowledge is invaluable when you are writing an academic paper, MBA thesis, PhD thesis or dissertation.

Who should enroll?
- Intern students
- Bachelor students
- Master students
- MBA students
- PhD / disseration / doctoral students

What will you learn from this course?
In about one hour you will know how to work on your thesis from preparation to successful defence. You will learn:

  • how your research will be evaluated by your supervisor;

  • my formula of success;

  • what makes a good topic (with an practical example);

  • how your effort is divided per research phase;

  • how to monitor your progress;

  • a four-step procedure for writing an effective introduction;

  • a three-step procedure to conduct your literature review;

  • about common data collection methods;

  • how to clean your dataset;

  • how to handle interviews;

  • how to analyse interview data;

  • what a moderation effect means for quantitative analysis;

  • a two-step procedure for writing an effective discussion;

  • how to write limitations and future works section;

  • a three-step procedure for writing an effective conclusion;

  • how to create and manage citations in Microsoft Word;

  • how to minimise the effort-at-risk by creating frequent back ups;

  • how to handle setbacks during your research;

  • how to present your thesis results;

  • a three-step procedure for handling difficult questions during thesis defence.

I’m fully convinced of the benefits, but I don’t see why I should learn all this from you.
True, let me explain by giving you an overview of my experience:
- Parttime PhD Candidate (7 years - present). I read the science, you'll get the knowledge! What more do you want? 
- Chief Information Security Officer (present). Managing Security, Privacy and Quality professionals. Responsible for implementing and maintaining a well balanced organisational risk posture;
- Software quality consultant (6,5 years). I've advised many managers of large / small IT projects on various software related aspects; 

You can find more details on LinkedIn on or my profile.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!

Cheers,
Soerin

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Four testimonials

#1

"I highly recommend Soerin as your thesis coach based on my positive experience with him over the past months. Soerin guided me through the different research phases, from the literature review until the conclusion and recommendations. By asking probing questions instead of immediately giving the answers to my questions, Soerin not only contributed to a thesis that I’m proud of, but also made me a better researcher. The recommendations that Soerin gave during his review of my thesis drafts were helpful and often formed the basis of new insights. When I hit a block while working on a factor analysis, Soerin helped me via a Skype session during which he looked at my SPSS and SmartPLS output live. Because of his enthusiasm, positive attitude and “can do” mentality, my interactions with Soerin were always pleasant and motivating.

 

Soerin, many thanks for your support!"

Kevin
January 22nd, 2017
Master of Science in Accountancy

#2

"I would definitely recommend Soerin as thesis advisor. Not only does Soerin help with the students plan for research, he also helps to improve the plan by making recommendations for advanced research (and additional analyses). Soerin is a very fine coach and works very structured, which triggers the students to be passioned. Soerin is easily accessible and responsive to questions and / or ambiguities. Soerin is certainly willing to help the students when problems occur. Soerin has a lot of knowledge, not only in the content but also in the structure and design of the study. He may also communicate this knowledge in a proper way, so that things are understandable for others. Soerin reviewed the thesis very detailed, by making comments in Word. The review notes will be clear and transparent. Soerin is very keen on the support of your written pieces with appropriate citations. He also helps to make your writing style 'journal proof'. He gives examples (references to pieces from other papers) and make suggestions to improve your writing style. Soerin motivates others to “get the best out of yourself”. Upon reviewing my thesis also noticed me that Soerin always reviewed with the why question. With this, he triggers another to think even more about the background of the texts are written. I’am very positive about the contact times I had with Soerin, he shares his information with great passion, he is patient and takes his time to help you with questions or ambiguities. I don’t have any improvement points for Soerin as thesis advisor. Again, I would recommend Soerin to anyone!"

Josina
January 30th, 2017
Master of Science in Accountancy

#3

"My masterthesis (in Health Law) was recently reviewed by Soerin. While this thesis was outside his field, he provided me valuable feedback on the most crucial parts of my thesis, which were the main relevance between the research question and subquestions, applied thesis methodology and theoretical structure in order to achieve consistency between title, problem, purpose and research questions. I’ve also asked him to review my Final Conclusion & Recommendations. While his profession is in accountancy, his tips and key notes were very helpful and motivated me to finetune my thesis in some certain aspects such as re-production of my research findings and used theoretical literature. I think it is a real added value to let your thesis review by a professional teacher, who reviews dozens of master thesis a week. At the end I would really recommend anyone to let it reviewed by Soerin, which will motivate you to take the extra mile to finish your thesis on time"

Jessica
April 3rd, 2017
Master in Law

#4

"I hereby would like to recommend Soerin as thesis supervisor / mentor in writing.

Not for your ego but as a huge benefit for future students.

The reason why I would recommend him is because I believe he sees himself failing when a student fails. The harmony in the interest of both him and the students makes the delivered service as a ‘to be the standard of excellence’ one.

 

When discussing actualities or supporting literature Soerin is spot on! He knows what you are talking about which gives the thesis writer a lot of comfort every check.

The support by reviewing the thesis on a detailed way is very valuable. His review is of a high quality which is helpful to improve a structured writing style.

 

The interaction between Soerin and the students is good. He is a go-to-person (approachable). Besides that, he is very flexible in reviewing a thesis or answering question by e-mail or a text message.

 

The knowledge he has about collecting data and analysing the data is of an excessive high level. Multiple programs to analyse but also multiple ways to analyse. To connect the dots for a student in times they need it the most is a comfortable action. For example: In my experience I was stuck in an analysis and he did not tell me the answer, but showed me a door which made me think of how to deal with a hurdle.

 

Improvement can be accomplished on the areas of stopping a student when a student is only focussed on deadlines and less on quality of previous handed in parts of the thesis. Second to It, an added value can be created by paying attention on used terminology and translations from English literature.

 

I want to thank Soerin by writing this letter. I’m grateful for what he has done. He has partly contributed for me to be able to use the master-title with proud."

Gary
April 6th, 2017
Master of Science in Accountancy 

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English for Academic Writing for Beginner

This course focus on how to find a topic, how to conduct a library research, write notes and paper in academic style

Created by Bina Nusantara University - Fostering and Empowering

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Students: 6678, Price: Free

Students: 6678, Price:  Free

This course will help students to be able to understand about how to find a topic, how to conduct a library research, write notes and paper in academic style, reduce the number of mistakes in writing an English article, and plan and organize their paper which includes the introduction, body, and closing.

Effective Academic Writing: Write Papers that Get Results

The "what-you-need-to-know" course on effective academic writing in the social sciences.

Created by Nadine Bekkouche - Instructor & Psych/Education Systems Researcher

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Students: 2216, Price: $24.99

Students: 2216, Price:  Paid

**Update 1/4/2018: This course now has captions. I have personally reviewed and edited them to make sure they are clear and reflect the content! Cheers, Nadine

Learn to write an academic paper that is clear, effective, that makes you look good, and that is well-received. 

      Academic writing is not about grammar. It's not about fancy words. It's not about memorizing information or showing off new fonts. 

      It's about effectively communicating a complex idea, and backing that idea up with facts and compelling arguments. 

      "But I have good ideas!", you protest. "But I still don't get good grades!!" 

      That's because you haven't learned how to package and sell your ideas to your reader. I was a straight A student before becoming a professional editor. I have spent the past 10 years mastering the art of academic writing. I know how to get good grades, I know what you need to do to get them too.  And in this course, I show you. 

      "I am a graduate student," you sigh. "I don't need some class talking to me about grammar. I need someone who knows that I have ideas that need to get through." 

      I understand about ideas needing to get through. I am a published researcher, and professional scientific editor. I have edited 100s of manuscripts at every level in the fields of psychology, social science, linguistics, engineering, education... I know what this kind of writing is about. And I know how to make it "sell". 

      Academic writing is a strict, rules-based form of communication. In this course, I take you behind the scenes and into the mind of your professor (or TA) or referee board. I give you the tips and tricks that I have gained through my years of experience and that work. 

      I have jam-packed the information you need into a series of lectures, course notes, and quizzes. This course is compact: I give you the information you need to excel, no time-wasters. 

      The lectures, course notes, and quizzes are complimentary and contain all the information you need to take your academic writing to the next level.

           Students who will benefit most: 

      1) college students/undergraduates who need to boost grades, 

      2) grad students who need to take their writing to the next level (i.e., finish dissertation and get published!) 

                 This course is NOT for:

            1) students who have written multiple theses (if you already know how to package and structure your ideas, but you are still struggling, then your problem might lie elsewhere)

            2) students in areas of study which are very dissimilar to the social sciences; each field has its own writing conventions!

      3) also: this course is NOT a grammar course. If you are looking for a course to take you through the basics of English grammar and style, I don't do that here. If you are looking for a course to help you kick some academic butt, enroll right now. 

      There is a 30-day money back guarantee, so if you are not 100% satisfied, Udemy will give you a full refund, no questions asked. 

      I love this topic, and I am excited to help you. You have access to me for your questions or specific issues. If you have been looking for a writing course that helps you get your message across, this is the writing course for you. Enroll now! 

Academic Essay Writing: The Crash Course

Learn how to think critically, write analytically and produce valuable essays.

Created by Nina Modak - Private Tutor specialising in English, History & RE

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Students: 2205, Price: $89.99

Students: 2205, Price:  Paid

Do any of these scenarios apply to you?

  • You’ve assigned an essay but have no idea how to start approaching the question.

  • Got all the information for your essay but not sure how to plan your essay.

  • Stuck with how to research and find good sources online.

  • You’re ok with the essay writing but your grade is stuck at a C/B and don’t know why you can’t push it up, even though you’re trying.

  • You don’t know who to ask for help.

If any of these apply to you, you are in the right place. Over my years of teaching I have come across a common problem: students are not taught the skills or process to write an analytical essay. What’s worse, most schools do not teach effective essay writing, they do not teach you how to think critically (nor do they encourage it), and they don’t teach students the process of writing in a structured and understandable way. It’s a problem.

After the success of the Modak Tutoring Covid-19 Online School, I decided to create an on-demand version that you can follow along from anywhere and anytime.

This crash course will give you the foundations and structure to write an analytical essay that puts your argument across in a succinct and coherent manner (all things your teacher is looking for, even if they didn’t explain it that way). This method will challenge you to read and think critically so that you can approach any assignment, no matter how complicated, with confidence and assurance that you know the process to find the answer.

In this course you will learn how to write an essay from start to finish including:

  • Understanding the essay question,

  • Researching,

  • Note taking,

  • Planning,

  • Writing and

  • Editing your essay.

I show you what to look for in each step of the process and how you can take your writing to the next level. The easy to follow video lessons will take you through the ‘theory’ and then show you how to put it into practice with your own essay.

This method has been tried and tested for more than 10 years in my own academic work and taught to my students. Every one of my students who has put in the work have jumped up by at least 2 grades in 6 months using the method laid out in this course. You will be challenged, but the benefit of learning to think have long lasting rewards.

DISCLAIMER:

This course is not a quick fix for students who are looking for someone to tell them the answer and don’t want to put the work in.

However, if you are ready and willing to put in the work this course will give you the tools you need to improve your critical thinking, improve your writing so that you can write more analytical and valuable essays. The result of this will be a better quality of your writing and subsequently your grade should improve too.

If this sounds like what you are looking for, sign up today and start becoming a better writer now.

Academic Writing: 10 Essential Essays You Should Know

Achieve academic essay success by learning how to write 10 unique and common essays in this step by step course

Created by Andrew Sippie - English Composition Teacher, Tutor, and Learning Specialist

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Students: 1798, Price: $39.99

Students: 1798, Price:  Paid

Writing essays can be intimidating. Often, this is because we don't
know what the teacher wants. As a teacher, I understand what that is.
Using my experience teaching and tutoring essay writing at various
colleges and remembering my experience as a student, I'll help you find the essay writing success you deserve through learning about each of the 10 most popular academic essays.  

Write  successful essays by learning: 

  • What the teacher may not tell you but still expects

  • How to overcome Writing Anxiety and Writer's Block

  • How to make the Writing Process Yours

Learn how to develop and organize:

  • With over 12 Brainstorm Strategies

  • Using 3 Outlining Strategies

  • Introduction Paragraphs for all Essays

  • With 5 Attention Getter Strategies

  • Body Paragraph Content for all Essays

  • With 10 Content Support Strategies

  • Conclusion Paragraphs for all Essays

  • With 6 Final Impression Strategies

  • By revising each of the 10 unique essays effectively

  • 10 Unique Academic Essays

...Using color-coated examples that show every step       

Practice and Use your writing knowledge with: 

  • Over 12 quizzes and 100 quiz questions that use essay writing examples, analysis, key concepts, structure, and revisions.  

  • A 57 page downloadable textbook with color-coated guides to all 10 essays with all attention getter, content support, and final impression strategies  which includes 5 interactive essay writing activities with color-coated answers/explanations.

Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 1 Academic (Band 9 Answers)

Eighteen model answer walkthroughs for IELTS Writing Task 1 Academic for the best in IELTS Academic Writing preparation.

Created by The IELTS Teacher - The Web's #1 IELTS Skype Tuition Site

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Students: 1536, Price: $89.99

Students: 1536, Price:  Paid

Are you intimidated by the graphs, charts, processes and maps that appear in IELTS Writing Task 1?

Do you struggle to identify main trends, to work out which information is most relevant, and to record data with precision?

Are you unsure how to structure your response? Do you feel you lack the words to describe data? Do you panic at the thought of comparative grammar and complex sentences?

I designed this course for anyone who answers 'yes' to any of these questions.

After seeing the popularity of my Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 2 (Band 9 Model Answers) course, which has been enrolled upon by over 8,000 students and has an average rating of 4.6/5, I decided to make a similar course for IELTS Writing Task 1 for the Academic module.

Throughout the course of each video, we will discover how to effectively plan our response for each type of Task 1 question, how to produce a quick and accurate introduction, how to transition seamlessly between sentences and paragraphs, how to identify main trends and select information which counts as 'key features', how to use vocabulary which describes data precisely and effectively, and how to include a wealth of grammatical complexity without sacrificing clarity.

This course has been divided into six sections, with each section dedicated to a different type of task: graphs with a trend; comparative graphs; tasks with more than one graph; tasks with a future element; processes; and maps. Within each of these sections are three responses, and each of these section's responses looks at a different topic. That makes a total of eighteen responses!

Designing the course in this way allows you to see the different language and the different approaches we use for each of the task types, and it also provides you with a great range of vocabulary and ideas according to different types of data presentation.

There are vocabulary exercises following each of the letter lectures which aim to consolidate the vocabulary you have learnt in that video. These will also provide you with a copy of each response in document form.

To make the most out of this Model Answers course, it is strongly recommended that you go through the original 'Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 1 (Academic)' course before beginning as all of the responses here rely on the strategies, vocabulary, grammar and general guidance taught in that course. This course has an average rating of 4.7/5 from over 8,500 students and over 2,000 reviews, so it's definitely worth checking out! 

However, you can still benefit a lot from these model answers if you take the two courses at the same time.

And if you have any questions as you work your way through the lectures, don't hesitate to contact me via Udemy's Q&A feature.

See you inside the course! 

Double Your Academic Writing Quality: Practical Writing Tips

Learn principles, practices for writing with meaning and clarity to complete your academic writing project on time

Created by Peter Alkema - Business | Academics | Self Development

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Students: 1195, Price: $89.99

Students: 1195, Price:  Paid

"wow, this is an amazing course, well planned and thought provoking" - Sakyiwaa

"Practical course with simple implementable ideas. Highly recommend" - Trevor

"Excellent" - Adebare, "Very good" - Bashar, "eye opener" - Divine

In this course I will present a range of principles and practices to help you write better. The course content is applicable across all fields, faculties and types of writing projects. We look at the relationship between thinking and writing, when to start writing, the golden thread and useful principles such as how to think like a reader. Some of the practices will help you with better sentence construction. These include: old before new, concrete subjects, complexity last and ways to ensure that your writing deals directly with what you are trying to convey. This will help your reader and ensure your writing flows.

The material was developed over 5 years of running workshops for students at Wits University in Johannesburg. Some feedback from students of those workshops:

  • “These workshops should be compulsory”

  • ”Well-planned and informative workshop”

  • “The session has been an eye-opener and the lecturer has emphasized a lot on simplicity and owning the story”

  • ”Improve my sentence construction”

  • ”Helpful tips and tricks - actual practical examples”

  • ”Clear understanding and articulation of academic writing style”

Clear and meaningful academic writing is something I care deeply about, and I would love some feedback about this course so I can continue to make improvements and help other writers just like you. Feel free to work through the material at your own pace and aim to put your learnings into practice as soon as possible.

I look forward to hearing about your success as a writer.

Academic Writing in a Nutshell: From Simple to Advanced

A Complete Essay Writing Course with Tips, Techniques & Strategies to Help You Write Better Essays

Created by Mohammed Ali - Blogger | Business | Self-Development

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Students: 827, Price: Free

Students: 827, Price:  Free

This is a straightforward and easy-to-understand course that encompasses all the main aspects of academic writing. It comprises 34 lectures that serve as a step-by-step guide to help high school and university students enhance their writing skills.

The number one goal of this course is to help you write better essays. But of course, it is not limited to writing essays only. Once you grasp the basic techniques of writing an excellent essay, you are pretty much ready to engage in any form of writing be it fictional or non-fictional. If you plan on taking up a writing career whether it's in journalism, PR, blogging, content writing, marketing, or sales, being a good writer becomes essential. As you move from section to section and from lecture to lecture, it is important that you practice along by implementing everything that you learn for maximum benefit.

You will:

1) learn how to choose your essay topic

2) learn how to write thesis statements

3) learn how to develop and support your ideas

4) understand the various essay types and how to develop them

5) learn how to achieve unity and cohesion through effective organization

6) learn to deliver concise yet effective messages

Sign up now and build your writing confidence.

Let's get started.

Master IELTS Academic Writing

Upgrade your IELTS Academic Writing style to get a high score ( Writing Task 1 & Writing Task 2). 20+ Test tips

Created by Yasser Youssef - An English instructor

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Students: 704, Price: $49.99

Students: 704, Price:  Paid

"IELTS Academic Writing" is a course about the IELTS academic Writing Task 1 and Task 2.

The course is divided into two parts. Each part deals with a specific Task to let you develop your exam skills step by step.

In this course you will be able to understand what the academic writing is and how to upgrade your language skills and improve your abilities to be able to deal with the exam easily and professionally to get the highest scores.

In this course, you will have;

-General introduction and some advice to help you to reach the highest band.

-Some clarifying points through questions like;

        How long is the writing paper ?

        What is Writing Task 1 ?

        What is Writing Task 2 ?

-Some practical trainings about "Developing Writing Skills" Which are;

   1-Completing the task appropriately.

   2-Organising and linking your ideas clearly.

        (How to use different linkers)

        (How is your ability to organise and link your ideas assessed in IELTS ?)

   3-Writing accurately and with a good range of vocabulary.

        (What aspects of grammar and vocabulary will be assessed by the examiner ?)

-Some exercises to train you about how to;

        -interpret the data accurately.

        -point out overall trends rather than details.

        -include only relevant information.

        -use appropriate vocabulary.

-Authentic Writings "Task One" and "Task Two" with sample answers. (The last sample deserves Band 9)

-More than twenty test tips.

Academic Essay Writing for English Language Learners

Write great essays and pass your exams easily by learning from an experienced university teacher

Created by Barry Leach - Academic English Language Teacher

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Students: 611, Price: $99.99

Students: 611, Price:  Paid

In this course for NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS, you will learn how to plan and write different types of essay to a high standard in an academic, logical, and fluid way:

  1. Advantages/disadvantages essays

  2. Cause/effects essays

  3. Compare/contrasts essays

  4. Problem/solution essays

  5. Procedure essays

The course gives easy-to-follow strategies that will give you the skills you need to become a successful student now, and a successful writer in the future.

NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN IELTS COURSE. But... you can also use a lot of what you learn in the course to help you improve your IELTS writing task 2 score to 7+.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Generate great ideas for your essays quickly and easily.

  2. Evaluate and develop your ideas to ensure they are powerful and convincing.

  3. Use simple but effective methods of organizing your ideas into a logical, coherent, and cohesive whole.

  4. Write clear and concise thesis statements and topic sentences.

  5. Write attention-grabbing introduction paragraphs.

  6. Write thought-provoking concluding paragraphs that will leave a lasting impression on the reader.

  7. Use self-editing techniques that will help elevate your final draft to its maximum potential.

    As a result, your teacher, lecturer or examiner will be impressed by the skill with which you answer essays questions in an engaging and persuasive way.  There is also a lecture that teaches a multitude of linking phrases that will vastly improve the flow of your writing, as well as a video that analyzes a real student's essay so that you can learn how teachers assess academic writing.

Academic essay writing for English learners (ESL students)

College writing crash course for international students from a top expert (practical and comprehensive)

Created by Shakhizada Issagaliyeva - Freelance writer, consultant, founder of EzEssay

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Students: 436, Price: $19.99

Students: 436, Price:  Paid

Understand the basics of academic writing tailored specifically for English as a Second Language students who are unfamiliar with Western style academic writing in English.

Master the theory about 3 main academic essay types, including narrative, argumentative and expository.

Organize your writing clearly and logically according to the Western essay structure standards.

Memorize the golden essay structure.

Identify and recreate thesis statements, topic sentences, and other structural elements of an academic essay.

Learn about plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Watch me create and organize citations online and insert them into text properly for each citation style.

Learn about useful websites and sources that can help you in academic essay writing (creating citations, checking for plagiarism, etc.)

Differentiate between reliable and unreliable academic sources.

Gain other helpful tips and tricks for a beginner writer in English that will ease your stress and your university journey.

Download three editable MS Word templates in APA, Chicago and MLA with guidelines inside that you can use every time you write a written assignment.

This is especially helpful, because they are formatted correctly, and contain placeholders for each of the essential essay components, such as the thesis statement, topic sentences, and conclusions.

Watch detailed follow-along videos of how to write three main types of essays, while I am brainstorming, editing, and explaining my writing - so that you can follow the entire process of how the writing usually goes.

Produce 3 original essays of each type on your own.

Achieve writing success at university!

IELTS Academic Writing – The Complete Step by Step Guide

Learn from an official IELTS Examiner. Get a 7+ in your IELTS Academic Writing Test

Created by Last Minute English: Francis Carlisle - IELTS & Language Teacher

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Students: 396, Price: $64.99

Students: 396, Price:  Paid

Do you get nervous thinking about writing a 250+ word essay in English in only 40 minutes?

Do you feel worried looking at bar charts and line graphs, and not know what to write about?

Do you always write safe, simple sentences in English because you are afraid of making a mistake?

Our Goal: You will get a 7 or 8 in your IELTS Academic Writing Test.

Welcome to the Complete Step by Step Guide to the IELTS Academic Writing Test from Last Minute English.

We will take you step by step through the IELTS Academic Writing Test.

After taking this course, you will:

- Have more confidence in your English writing ability

- Feel relaxed about the IELTS Writing test

- Be ready to follow your dreams

This Last Minute English course has been created by Francis, a qualified IELTS Examiner from the UK.

Francis has 10 years of experience helping students to follow their dreams and get 7+ in the IELTS Exam.

By learning from a qualified IELTS Examiner, you’ll:

- Get crucial inside information to break the 5.5 IELTS score ceiling

- Learn IELTS Writing skills in a focused and efficient way

- Make your friends jealous and amaze your family with your high IELTS score.

3 Part Course:

- Formal English Writing Improvement (2.5 hours)

- Focus on IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 (3 hours)

- Focus on IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 (2.5 hours)

Section 1: Formal English Writing Improvement

- Use long, complex sentences correctly

- Know the difference between Formal & Informal English writing

- Use transitional words and phrases for logical essays

- Understand great writing tricks like the Rule of Three

- Discover (and avoid) common writing mistakes

- 2.5 hours in total

- 24 videos

Section 2: IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: The Report

- Learn how to answer IELTS Academic Writing Task 1

- Understand all IELTS Writing Task 1 questions

- Find out how the IELTS Examiner decides your score

- Learn how to choose data and make a plan

- Learn easy grammar structures to get a high IELTS score

- Learn complex grammar structures to impress the IELTS examiner

- Discover which tenses to use for which IELTS Writing questions

- Learn great vocabulary to answer any IELTS Writing question (**nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, fractions, prepositions, approximations and more! So much material!!**)

- Build 4 full IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 answers together (**including full IELTS Level 9 answers**)

- 3 hours

- 34 videos

Section 3: IELTS Academic Writing Task 2: The Essay

- Learn how to answer IELTS Academic Writing Task 2

- Understand all IELTS Writing Task 2 questions

- Find out how the IELTS Examiner decides your score

- Learn how to organize your IELTS Writing Task 2 essay (**different structures for every type of question. Make sure you learn this!!**)

- Discover the best way to plan your IELTS Writing Task 2 essay

- Discover which tenses are best for IELTS Writing Task 2 essay

- Learn the best vocabulary for all parts of your IELTS Writing Task 2 essay

- Build 2 full IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 answers together (**including full IELTS Level 9 answers**)

- 2.5 hours

- 29 videos

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IELTS Band 7+ Academic Writing Preparation Course

A guide to strategy and tactics for IELTS Writing Task 1 and Task 2

Created by Keino Campbell, Esq. - TOEFL iBT and IELTS Specialist

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Students: 359, Price: $64.99

Students: 359, Price:  Paid

IELTS Band 7+ Preparation Academic Writing Course

IELTS Academic Writing Course Description: Please note that this specific course comes from our larger IELTS Band 7 Complete Preparation Course. Many students have asked me if they can only take writing portion of the course. So this is offered at a cheaper price, because it only covers the writing portion of our course. If you would like this writing course and the also the other parts of the exam, please do so.

TIE, LLC is a premier IELTS and TOEFL training company offering UDEMY online courses, and in-person classes in Denver, Houston, Casablanca (Morocco), and Salvador (Brazil). I have written other IELTS and TOEFL exam preparation courses on UDEMY, so we have the experience in effective course design for students. Now we give you an excellent IELTS Academic Writing Course!!!!

Getting a high score on the IELTS Academic Writing test is not easy, but it can be done as we have taught thousands of students how to do over the past 10 years. You need an experienced and well-trained IELTS teacher to show you EXACTLY what the examiners want. After taking this IELTS Academic Writing course, you will have the knowledge, strategy, skills, and master-level tactics to achieve a superior IELTS score.  See our Student Recommendations and discover their opinions of the teaching qualities offered by our company. Visit our company website "tiexams" to learn more about our company philosophy and experience in this area.

The TIE, LLC “IELTS Band 7+ Preparation Academic Writing Course” prepares participants for all parts of the IELTS Academic Writing exam. It focuses on the skills and techniques required to sit for the test by helping them to familiarize with the various test formats and acquire test-taking strategies

This course will provide you all of the necessary strategies and tactics to achieve a significantly high score on the IELTS Academic Writing exam.  Our instruction team is comprised of teachers with backgrounds in English, Law, Standardized Exam Design, IELTS Grading, and Test Psychology. I have personally taught the IELTS exam for the past 10 years, lived in 5 different countries, and taught students from all over the world.

What You Get From This Course

·         ·         Over 50 Academic Writing Lectures + Articles

·         ·         Strategies and Tactics for Each Academic Writing Question Type

·         ·         Instructor Led Examples of Mastering Each Academic Writing Question

·         ·         Free Participation in Monthly Live Course on Academic Writing (Limited Time Offer)

·         ·         Contest Entry Into Our Monthly 5 Hour Private Training Giveaway

·         ·         Learn our Single Method Writing Styles that fir any question

·         ·         Practice Tests With Teacher Led Explanations of Each Task

·         ·         Access To Lectures for each question type

·         ·         Academic Writing Test Question Feedback

By the end of the Understanding IELTS course, you will:

·         be familiar with all parts of the IELTS Academic Writing test

·         have some useful tips to help you achieve your IELTS goals

·         understand how the IELTS Academic Writing test is assessed

·         have an opportunity to hear directly from a qualified IELTS writing instructor

Course Structure

TIE, LLC IELTS Band 7+ Preparation Academic Writing Course is organized by Task: Each Task has four key components:

·         Starting out: introducing the strategies and tactics for each area, explaining task types and providing hints not only on how to prepare but also on how to achieve the best marks on each test section.

·         Advice and tutorial videos: Our experts explain the application of the tactics and strategies.

·         Practice zone: candidates practice tackling the various question types.

·         Test practice: candidates simulate the test experience with mock tests.

Course Requirements

·         ·         A minimum of Intermediate level English

·         ·         Ability to Actively and Consistently Participate

·         ·         You Need a Score of 6+

How Effective Is Online Learning

The benefits of studying for the IELTS, particularly our IELTS Online Course, are significant. Studies around the world reflect that universities and university students are embracing online learning and that this concept is here to stay. Almost every university, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and M.I.T. significantly increased and promote their online course offerings. With our online course you can learn at your own pace and repeat lessons over and over again until you completely understand.  Research has shown that online learning is just as effective as face-to-face learning and in some key areas, online learning is better. 

Writing academic essays for excellent university grades

Learn how to write excellent essays for good grades.

Created by Glensinos Interdisciplinary Center - Solution Driven Higher Education

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Students: 138, Price: $24.99

Students: 138, Price:  Paid

This is a course that provides you with a systematic approach to break down essay questions and write them for your college assignments. You do not have to pay anyone to do your assignments and course work. It can be done by following our easy and quick steps. The course is compiled by a team of experts who have enormous experience in academic writing and research.

Healthy Academic Writing Habits for the Long Haul

Attack big writing projects AND preserve your sleep and sanity

Created by Dr. Daveena Tauber - Academic Writing Consultant

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Students: 101, Price: $29.99

Students: 101, Price:  Paid

This course is for academic writers who want to tackle big writing projects like a thesis, dissertation, article, or book without losing sleep or sanity. Join me if you are ready to cultivate sustainable writing habits that will serve you well from your first paper to your latest book. If your last-minute, high-pressure writing strategies are not working any more, this workshop is for you. Let me teach you strategies for thinking differently about your writing challenges, transitioning into and out of writing time, setting goals, and tracking your progress through each project. Recorded live, this workshop comes with exercises and great resource links to help you move forward one page at a time.

“This course really motivated me and identified some key areas to work on. I'm looking forward to putting your advice into action.”  
--Kathryn, Ph.D. student, University of Alaska

"The progress sheet and time tracking sheet are very helpful and are making me be vigilant about how I use my time. I am really appreciative." 
–Becky, Assistant Professor, University of Texas

“You helped me get over my fear of getting my butt in the chair.”
--Danielle, Assistant Professor, UNC Chapel Hill

"What I value from this workshop are some of the generalizable writing tips, the suggestions for scheduling both writing and structured time for feedback/support. I really appreciated hearing about some of the tools/software programs that can help keep track of goals, progress, and success in writing/project management."
--Marissa, Ph.D. student, Portland State University

Academic Writing for University

learn how to write a decent essay

Created by Julia Khukalenko - Associate Professor at Far Eastern Federal University

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Students: 100, Price: $24.99

Students: 100, Price:  Paid

This course is designed for those who would like to improve their academic writing. It can be useful not only for undergraduate and postgraduate students, but also for experienced researchers, who don't feel very confident in writing their academic papers. This course focuses on three main categories of academic writing: content, organization, and language. You will acquire the essential knowledge and skills, building your overall academic literacy.

Boost Your Academic/Work Performance: Writing Effectively

Let your written expression enhance your overall student and/or employee performance !

Created by Debra Grace - Professor of Marketing

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Students: 98, Price: $89.99

Students: 98, Price:  Paid

Why should I do this course?

If you are looking to boost your performance in your studies and/or at work, this course is for you! The way in which you express yourself in writing certainly says a lot about who you are. Just as you invest time, money and effort to create a positive image through your physical appearance, it is also vitally important to invest in the image you portray to others through your written work. This course is designed to help you do just that!

What will I get from this course?

Confidence and opportunity! The key to improving your written expression is through confidence. The more you use the techniques you learn in this course, the more you will produce effective written work that will attract attention and praise, thus, increasing your confidence bit by bit. As your confidence grows so, too, will your opportunities!

How is this course structured?

This course is comprised of five sections, incorporating nearly 3 hours of video, involving 20 lectures and including a PDF downloadable resource.

  • Section One introduces your instructor, outlines the importance and benefits of the course and provides information on course structure.
  • Section Two helps you get started with your written work by outlining the planning process and detail regarding the written structure of your document, your sections and your paragraphs.
  • Section Three is all about making sense with your written expression and highlights some common errors in this respect. More importantly, techniques that allow you to express yourself logically and meaningfully, are presented and these will help to boost your confidence.
  • Section Four addresses the styling elements of the document, the paragraphs and the sentences and helps you add that final “polish” to your written work.
  • Section Five wraps up the course and presents a practical tool that can be downloaded and used to significantly enhance the effectiveness of your future written documents.


This course will advantage:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • PhD, Masters and Honours Students
  • Anyone who wishes to significantly improve the quality and professionalism of their written work

Academic Writing Styles: APA, MLA, HARVARD & CHICAGO

Learn academic writing: Become an expert in academic writing and online research

Created by Muguchu Ambrose - Professional Educator

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Students: 88, Price: $19.99

Students: 88, Price:  Paid

Learn some of the academic writing styles such as APA, MLA, Chicago & Harvard. The course will show you how to format Ms word in these styles. Also, learn how to conduct online research easily so as to use minimal time when writing your papers. The course will also guide you on how to improve your grammar and provide tips for avoiding plagiarism.

The Academic Writing Series – Part 1 – Your Manuscript

Learn to write perfect papers - from someone who published in Science Magazine

Created by Thomas Schlegel PhD - Scientist, Editor, Company Founder

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Students: 87, Price: $29.99

Students: 87, Price:  Paid

This is Part 1 of the Academic Lecture Series, consisting of eight video lectures that guide you through everything you need to know to become a master academic writer! These lectures will teach you how to structure each part of your scientific manuscript, what to include in each, and how to write each section, so that they are absolutely perfect and ready for submission. The different lectures focus on the: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Figures and Tables, Discussion, and Conclusion.

I carefully designed these video lectures to fully empower you and your writing forever. Here, you will learn all the tools you ever need to become your own first class academic writer and editor, so that every sentence you produce is ready for publication. Becoming a master academic will not only save you a lot of money, it will also make your writing more enjoyable – for you and for your readers. In this complete lecture series, you will learn everything you need to know to improve your understanding of the inner workings of the academic world and I share many invaluable insider tips and tricks that get you ahead of your competition. This is all you ever need to understand how to write beautiful academic papers.

Academic Writing: Core Concepts and Essential Skills

Master the Key Skills of Essay Writing

Created by Kärt Lazic - Lecturer and Enhancement Coordinator

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Students: 53, Price: $24.99

Students: 53, Price:  Paid

This course takes you on a meaningful and practical journey through the most important aspects of academic writing, focusing on both the why and the how of the field. In fourteen sessions, you will learn about the unique characteristics of this genre and take a close look at how to compose a text that meets the criteria of good writing. As a bonus, you will have access to five short lectures that give you tips about how to make the most of your years in higher education in general.

The content and form of the material has been polished over years of teaching academic writing in higher education to native as well as non-native English-speaking students, and addresses a wide variety of real questions that researchers/writers can face in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

Academic Writing Toolkit

Learn key essay skills fast from an expert writing tutor

Created by Eveline Powell - Teacher

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Students: 16, Price: $24.99

Students: 16, Price:  Paid

Not sure how to write a college essay? I don't tell you what you should do; I actually show you each skill you need by demonstrating them myself, based on over 20 years experience teaching essay writing to college students;

  • 14 tutorials in style, structure, referencing, research skills, format and academic integrity

  • Quizzes and downloadable exercise pack to check knowledge and practise

  • 5 feedback tutorials going through a short student essay, applying the lessons

  • English subtitles

Master the College Essay: The Core Four of Academic Writing

Learn to Write College Essays Like a Pro

Created by Charlene Gill - Instructor

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Students: 15, Price: $74.99

Students: 15, Price:  Paid

In this course, you'll discover how to structure and compose the key elements of your academic essay: the thesis statement, body paragraphs, introduction paragraph, and conclusion paragraph. We'll take each component one at time to ensure you know exactly what to include--and what NOT to include--in each.  We'll also go over illustrative examples, and the course also includes optional quizzes so you can test your learning as you progress!

English Academic Writing Skills for TOEFL & IELTS

Developing Writing Skills for Exams

Created by Eser English Academy - English Language Consultant

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Students: 7, Price: $64.99

Students: 7, Price:  Paid

In this course, you will be learning about different essay structures, conjunctions, idioms, phrasal verbs, and common mistakes. This course will help you get a higher score on your writing exams. In the course, there is plenty of information related to idioms, common mistakes, phrasal verbs, critical thinking guides, and sample essays. The content is supported by quizzes and exercises. The aim of the course is to help learners improve their writing skills, especially for exam English and also for their academic lives. The critical thinking guide will help the learners to generate ideas so that they will save time during exams, the common mistakes part will be useful for the learners to avoid mistakes so that they won't lose points, the conjunctions part will make smooth transitions possible, the sample essays will give the learners an idea about how a finished product should look like and idioms & phrasal verbs part will enable the learners to decorate their essays with nice expressions that will get them higher scores on the vocabulary evaluation of their essays. Overall, the course is designed for students who want to get higher scores from exams, especially for TOEFL & IELTS, for those who want to enrich their writing skills by learning new idioms and expressions.