English Writing Skills
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English Writing Skills

Improve your English Writing by building the skills you need for business, academic, or personal use
4.3 (467 ratings)
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1,713 students enrolled
Created by David Boughton
Last updated 5/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 articles
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • 2 Practice Tests
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Write effectively in English
  • Construct a complete and correct English sentence
  • Use English grammar correctly in writing
  • Use English punctuation properly
  • Build your vocabulary and choose the best words when writing
  • Save time when planning your writing
Requirements
  • You should have an English level of B1 or higher.
  • You need to write in English for school, work, or personal reasons.
Description

Writing in English is difficult, especially if you are still learning the language. Yet, we now write more than ever, whether at work, school, or in life. This course will help you improve your writing by giving you video lessons, downloadable resources, quizzes, and assignments.

This English writing course will help you improve in all the forms of writing. Do you use English at work? You can improve your emails, reports, and written communication. Are you using English at school? Better writing can help with essays and other assignments. You can improve in any type of English writing with this course.

Each section reviews language and writing rules, including grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and structure. You will also see strategies and tips to write more clearly. You can practice all these rules and strategies with the exercises and assignments.

Students in this course are now better writers, and you can be too! Here are reviews from happy students:

  • "The course is quite helpful for me. It is well-organized and easy to follow."

  • "This course is a well-detailed and an overall good course."

  • "That was an excellent course, very helpful for me to utilize in writing."

I invite you to watch the preview videos so you can get an idea of how this course can help you. I believe the 25+ video lessons cover all the key skills you need to improve your writing. When you combine them with the hundreds of quiz questions and the practice exercises, you have everything you need to become a great writer.

With Udemy's money-back guarantee, you have have nothing to lose. But you have everything to gain. This is your chance to take your writing to the next level.


Who this course is for:
  • English language learners
  • English students who need to write
  • English writing students
Course content
Expand all 38 lectures 03:30:25
+ Introduction
3 lectures 10:48

Welcome to your English Writing Course! This short video will introduce you to the lessons and activities you will see in this course.

Preview 05:24

Check which areas you need to improve your writing the most.

Diagnostic Writing Test
20 questions
Explanation Video -- Assignments in this Course
02:11
In this assignment, you will write about a topic you are very familiar with: you. This is your chance to evaluate your writing before you begin the course.
Assignment -- Introduction Writing Piece
1 question
+ Words and Vocabulary
6 lectures 25:55
Section Intro (30-second video)
00:32

Increase your vocabulary and improve your writing by learning how suffixes change the forms of the words in English.

Preview 07:50

Practice your ability to use the correct suffix depending on the part of speech you need in the sentence.

Quiz -- Part of Speech and Suffixes
10 questions
PDF Resource -- English Suffixes Chart
00:02
Capital Letters
06:26

Check your understanding of when to use capital letters.

Quiz -- Capital Letters
10 questions
Vocabulary Building
08:04

See an example of learning a new word and saving it in your long-term memory.

Building Vocabulary Sample
03:01
+ Sentences and Paragraphs
5 lectures 30:57
Section Intro (30-second video)
00:32

Decide if each sentence is a run-on sentence or if it is correct.

Quiz -- Run-on Sentences
10 questions
Sentence Clauses and Fragments
09:47

Practice your understanding of what makes a complete sentence.

Quiz -- Fragments and Run-On Sentences
5 questions
Transitional Words
08:28

Check your understanding of transitional words.

Quiz -- Transitional Words
5 questions
PDF Lesson -- Transitional Words
00:02
Write a paragraph and assess your level of writing
Assignment -- Paragraph
1 question
+ Structure and Grammar
8 lectures 43:37
Section Intro (30-second video)
00:30
Parallel Structure
09:30

Decide if the sentences are parallel or not.

Quiz -- Parallel Structure
5 questions
Active and Passive Voice
07:16

This video shows ten sample sentences. Five are changed from active to passive, and five are changed from passive to active. Watch the video to see more examples of how to use the passive and active voice in your writing.

Active and Passive Voice Samples
03:51

Check your understanding of the difference and structure of active and passive voice.

Quiz -- Active and Passive Voice
5 questions
Subject-Verb Agreement
10:23

Choose the correct form of the verb to be depending on the subject.

Quiz -- Subject-Verb Agreement
10 questions
PDF Lesson - Subject-Verb Agreement
00:02
Articles
12:03

Choose the correct article for each sentence.

Quiz -- Articles
10 questions
PDF Lesson - Articles
00:02

Check your understanding of the lessons in this section.

Section Test -- Structure and Grammar
10 questions
+ Punctuation
7 lectures 49:02
Section Intro (30-second video)
00:24

Learn when to use a period and when to use a question mark. See the difference between tricky sentences and questions. 

Ending Punctuation
08:20
Apostrophes
11:02
Commas
13:50
Colons
07:12
Semicolons
08:06
PDF Lesson - Punctuation
00:08

Practice your understanding of the punctuation lessons from this section. Quiz includes commas, colons, semicolons, periods, question marks, and apostrophes.

Section Test -- Punctuation
10 questions
+ Writing Style
8 lectures 49:29
Section Intro (30-second video)
00:34
The Writing Process
09:38
Concise Writing
17:38

Watch a video with corrections to a long email. These changes make the email much more concise and much easier to read and understand. 

Sample -- Concise Writing
03:09
Read an email and find examples where it is not concise. Write a corrected version.
Assignment -- Concise Writing
1 question
Formal Writing
07:22

A PDF list of formal and informal vocabulary

PDF Resource -- Formal Language List
00:02
Visual Writing Techniques
08:12

In this sample, you can see how to improve an email by making it look better.

Writing Sample - Visual Techniques
02:54
+ Final Exam
1 lecture 00:36
Section Intro (30-second video)
00:36

Check your understanding of all the lessons in this course.

Final Exam
15 questions
Practice the skills you learned with this final assignment.
Final Assignment (Self Assessment)
1 question