The University of California, Berkeley is offering a free online course on English Grammar and Essay Writing. The course is an introduction to academic writing for English Language Learners, focusing on essay development, grammatical correctness, and self-editing. This course is designed for anyone interested in refining persuasive writing techniques and essay development and preparing for or applying to college.
Course At A Glance
Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 3-5 hours per week
Institution: University of California, Berkeley, and edX
Price: Free or Add a Verified Certificate for $49 USD
Certificate Available: Yes. Add a Verified Certificate for $49
The University of California, Berkeley was chartered in 1868, and its flagship campus — envisioned as a “City of Learning” — was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Berkeley faculty consists of 1,582 full-time and 500 part-time faculty members dispersed among more than 130 academic departments and more than 80 interdisciplinary research units. Berkeley alumni have received 28 Nobel prizes, and there are eight Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and four Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty.
About This Course
As part two of the academic writing course series, English Grammar and Essay Writing will focus on:
Common English grammar errors
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.
Why Take This Course?
This course is an introduction to academic writing for English Language Learners, focusing on essay development, grammatical correctness, and self-editing.
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
Maggie Sokolik: Dr. Sokolik received her Ph.D. in applied linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles. After her Ph.D., she did post-doctoral work in Paris, France, and has been a faculty member at Harvard University, MIT, Texas A&M, and Northern Arizona University.
Students should be proficient enough in English to follow an introductory level university course.
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