Advanced Writing

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About this course: Course 3: Advanced Writing This is the third course in the Academic English: Writing specialization. By raising your level of academic writing, this course helps prepare you for college-level work. After completing this course, you will be able to: - plan and write a more sophisticated argument essay - identify plagiarism and explain how to prevent it - read and analyze several articles to form your own opinion on a topic - make connections between several articles - form thesis statements from your readings - use sources effectively when writing an essay Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the instructional videos and handouts. …

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
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About this course: Course 3: Advanced Writing This is the third course in the Academic English: Writing specialization. By raising your level of academic writing, this course helps prepare you for college-level work. After completing this course, you will be able to: - plan and write a more sophisticated argument essay - identify plagiarism and explain how to prevent it - read and analyze several articles to form your own opinion on a topic - make connections between several articles - form thesis statements from your readings - use sources effectively when writing an essay Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the instructional videos and handouts. The peer feedback and quizzes are only available in the paid version.

Who is this class for: This course is aimed at students who need to improve their academic writing, especially non-native English speakers.

Created by:  University of California, Irvine
  • Taught by:  Tamy Chapman, Instructor, International Programs

    University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education
  • Taught by:  Helen Nam, Instructor

    International Programs, UCI Extension
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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Course Introduction



This is the third course in the Academic English: Writing specialization, and it is a more advanced writing course. It will help you raise the level of your writing and make you more aware of the type of writing you can expect in college. You’ll learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it using correct MLA citations. Also, you'll learn to write a synthesis essay, which will help develop your critical thinking skills. Finally, you’ll write a documented essay, which will help further enhance your skill of using outside sources in your writing.


1 video, 4 readings expand


  1. Reading: Pre-Course Survey
  2. Video: Course Introduction Video
  3. Reading: Writing Levels
  4. Reading: Message about Opinions
  5. Reading: Message About Peer Reviews


Advanced Argument Essays



In the previous class, you learned about writing argument essays. Here you're going to learn how to make your essays more academic by writing more body paragraphs and adding support from outside sources. You will write a new argument essay, and since you already know how to write an argument, this will be a good way to practice using sources. You will also start learning about MLA format.


2 videos, 9 readings expand


  1. Reading: Introduction to Using Sources
  2. Video: Using Sources Video Lecture
  3. Reading: Practice Using Sources Effectively
  4. Reading: Practice Integrating Quotes Effectively
  5. Reading: Writing Longer Essays
  6. Video: Writing Longer Essays Video Lecture
  7. Reading: Types of Paragraphs Practice
  8. Reading: Advanced Argument Essay Assignment
  9. Reading: Sample Advanced Argument Essay
  10. Peer Review: Advanced Argument Essay Discussion
  11. Reading: Check Your Essay
  12. Reading: Quiz Instructions

Graded: Advanced Argument Essay Peer Review
Graded: Advanced Argument Quiz

WEEK 2


Avoiding Plagiarism



The topic of this module is very important for you to know about before you start taking college classes. Plagiarism is a kind of academic dishonesty that gets students into big trouble or even gets them dismissed from school. In this module, you will learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.


3 videos, 7 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Video: Module Introduction
  2. Reading: Introduction to Plagiarism
  3. Reading: What is Plagiarism? - Learning Objectives
  4. Video: What is Plagiarism? Video Lecture
  5. Reading: How to Avoid Plagiarism - Learning Objectives
  6. Video: How to Avoid Plagiarism Lecture
  7. Reading: On Plagiarism
  8. Peer Review: Discussion of Plagiarism Cases
  9. Reading: Plagiarism Practice
  10. Practice Quiz: Practice Quiz
  11. Reading: Plagiarism Game
  12. Reading: Quiz Instructions

Graded: Plagiarism Quiz

WEEK 3


Synthesis Essay



In college classes, you will often be asked to read several articles and write an essay about an idea you form from reading the articles. This kind of essay is called a synthesis essay. In this module, you will be given two lists of articles to choose from. You will need to read the articles on your list and then write a synthesis essay. You will use sources from the articles to support your own ideas.


4 videos, 8 readings expand


  1. Video: Module Introduction
  2. Video: Synthesis Essay Video Lecture
  3. Reading: Readings on Plagiarism in Music
  4. Peer Review: Plagiarism in Music Discussion
  5. Reading: Synthesis Essay Readings
  6. Reading: Synthesis Essay Assignment
  7. Reading: Using Sources Review
  8. Video: Teacher Discusses a Synthesis Essay and Using Sources
  9. Reading: Sample Synthesis Essay
  10. Peer Review: Synthesis Essay Discussion
  11. Reading: MLA Format Basics Objectives
  12. Video: MLA Format Basics
  13. Reading: Check Your Essay
  14. Reading: Quiz Instructions

Graded: Synthesis Essay Peer Review
Graded: Synthesis Essay Quiz

WEEK 4


Documented Essay



In this module, you will start using the Internet to find your own outside sources to support your ideas. You will also try to write a longer essay than you have before. This module will give your more practice using quotes and paraphrase in your essay, and you will learn to use a Works Cited page to list your sources.


3 videos, 9 readings expand


  1. Video: Module Introduction
  2. Video: Documented Essay Video Lecture
  3. Reading: Finding Articles Online
  4. Reading: Formatting In-Text Citations Practice
  5. Reading: Documented Essay Assignment
  6. Peer Review: Documented Essay Discussion
  7. Reading: Works Cited Page Introduction
  8. Video: Creating a Works Cited Page Video Lecture
  9. Reading: Works Cited Page Practice
  10. Reading: Sample Documented Essay
  11. Reading: Check Your Essay
  12. Reading: Quiz Instructions
  13. Reading: Learn

Graded: Documented Essay Peer Review
Graded: Documented Essay Quiz
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