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Advanced Writing

9th - High School | Online class

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....

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Be Persuasive: Write a Convincing Position Paper or Policy Advice (Project-Centered Course)

College | Online class

About this Course In this project-centered course, you will learn everything you need to research and present an effective and persuasive position paper or policy advice. We recommend you sign up...

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Capstone: Writing a Research Paper

9th - High School | Online class

Welcome to the capstone project for the Academic English: Writing Specialization! This project lets you apply everything you’ve learned and gives you the practice you need for college classes by...

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Capstone: Your Story

College | Online class

Everything comes together in the Capstone. You will draft a complete story, narrative essay, or memoir of 8–15 pages. With the advice of your peer readers, you will revise, rewrite, and complete...

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Citelighter

4th - College | Online resource

A tool for students to help improve their writing process including assistance with bibliographies, citing sources, highlighting, etc. Parents/teachers can create a framework for student writing or...

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ENGL001: English Composition I

College | Online class

No matter what career you pursue, you must be able to communicate effectively and clearly if you want to be successful. This course will enhance your ability to do so by sharpening your critical...

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ENGL002: English Composition II

College | Online class

The ability to research topics and incorporate information from your sources into your work is an important skill both in college and on the job. This course will reinforce the concepts you...

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ENGL210: Technical Writing

College | Online class

In every career, you must be able to communicate effectively and clearly if you want to be successful. This course will provide you with a background in the practical, technical writing skills that...

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PRDV002: Professional Writing

College | Online class

Professional Writing is designed to provide adult learners with the basic skills they need to write effective documents in the workplace. In this course, you will learn how to analyze your audience...

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Purdue Online Writing Lab

9th - College | Online resource

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the...

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Reasoning, Data Analysis, and Writing Specialization

College | Online class

About This Specialization The Reasoning, Data Analysis, and Writing Specialization teaches skills needed to build a well-reasoned, critical argument in writing. Successful participants will be able...

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Transform Your Writing Skills

9th - High School | Online class

The skills taught in this Specialization will empower you to succeed in any college-level course or professional field. You’ll learn to conduct rigorous academic research and to express your ideas...

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Writing Navigator

6th - High School | iPhone/iPad, Online resource

The four products in this series guide students through the writing process: planning, drafting, revising, and publishing.

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