English Writing Essentials: Correct the Most Common Mistakes
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English Writing Essentials: Correct the Most Common Mistakes

Learn how to correct the most common mistakes made in English writing
4.3 (228 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
10,828 students enrolled
Created by Mike Taylor
Last updated 1/2015
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  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Differentiate between noun types correctly
  • Understand verb tense and its shifts
  • Use correct English sentence structure
  • Understand how to use articles correctly
  • Conquer the most common ESL writing mistakes
  • A basic understanding of English
  • A desire to learn and interact

Join your personal writing coach today as you work through the most common writing mistakes of non-Native English speakers.

Understand How to Overcome the Most Common Ails of Writing as a Non-Native English Speaker

·Structure English sentences accurately

·Understand how to use various verb types

·Master verb tense

·Conquer count and noncount nouns

·Use articles correctly

·Overcome the most common ESL writing mistakes!

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 as an ESL speaker. In other words, with this course you will benefit both from the content and from unlimited access to an expert in English writing, who has taught English writing to all high school and university levels throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

·Participate in an active English writing forum

·Benefit from unlimited reviews of short writing exercises (i.e. less than 200 words)

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

·Receive a detailed review and edit of one larger writing project (i.e. 300-6000 words)

Content and Overview

By working through the 20 lectures and 4 comprehensive quizzes 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 English.

Beginning with a series of lectures on English Sentence Structure, this course will walk you through and teach you clear solutions to the most common ESL writing mistakes. You will learn how to structure sentences accurately, use verbs and verb tenses effectively, differentiate between noun and article types; and ultimately conquer some of the most common problems for ESL students writing in English. Most importantly, you will have access to unlimited personal and professional feedback to your questions, concerns, and anxieties of writing in English.

Completing this course will provide you with the essential tools and coaching to help you start writing in English like a Native speaker.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is meant for ESL students of all levels who hope to fix those final writing mistakes that repeatedly mark them as non-Native English speakers.
Course content
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+ English Sentence Structure
3 lectures 11:19

Review how to build basic English sentences with a subject and predicate.


Review the basic components of an English sentence including the subject, predicate, direct/indirect objects, and prepositional phrases.

Word Order

Discover where to place modifiers (adjectives and adverbs) to show their proper relationship to the words they describe.

Modifier Placement

Master the structure of English sentences.

English Sentence Structure
5 questions
+ Verbs
8 lectures 25:28

Master how to change verb tense with "be" verbs.

"Be" Verbs

Express conditions through the correct use of modal auxiliary verbs: shall, must, should, may, might, can, could, will, and would.

Modal Auxiliary Verbs

Learn which verbs must be followed by an infinitive, a noun/pronoun, or which take an unmarked infinitive.

Verbs and Infinitives

Understand when and how to use gerunds (verb + ing).

Preview 02:54

Express if-then relationships accurately in factual, predictive, and hypothetical situations.

Conditional Sentences

Learn how to change verbs in order to use them as adjectives.

Preview 02:10

All you need to know about the 12 main verb tenses in English.

Crash Course on Verb Tense

This lecture provides a summarized overview of the key points of using verbs correctly.

Text Lecture: Verbs Review

Test your mastery of verb tense.

4 questions
+ Nouns and Articles
3 lectures 07:48

Understand the difference between proper and common nouns.

Types of Nouns

Understand the difference between definite and indefinite articles, as well as when and how to use each.

Preview 02:57

Learn the difference and different usage of count and noncount nouns.

Count and Noncount Nouns

Master the uses of noun types and articles

Nouns and Articles
7 questions
+ Most Common ESL Writing Mistakes
1 lecture 06:29

Learn how to correctly use articles, fixdangling modifiers, and correctly attribute possessives: three of the most common ESL Writing Mistakes.

Most Common ESL Writing Mistakes

Overcome these most common ESL writing mistakes.

Most Common ESL Writing Mistakes
5 questions
+ Keep in Touch!
1 lecture 01:57
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