How to Write an Essay

How to Write an Essay
Free tutorial
Rating: 3.4 out of 5 (92 ratings)
6,322 students
31min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

Organizing your work
Drafting your paper
Finalizing your work


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Purpose of this course

Many students struggle with academic writing and don’t know how to overcome this hurdle in their academic life. You may be an excellent student, but for one reason or another, your writing skills may need some improvement to convince your university of your knowledge. This course aims to remedy this issue and elevate the quality of your written work. So if you’d like to level-up your papers, read on to see what this course entails and how it may help you improve your grades.

What you'll learn

This course will give you a pathway to write better essays. Through this course, you’ll learn many strategies on how to write essays and get better grades. We’ve taken a comprehensive approach that will walk you through three key areas of essay writing. You’ll learn methods for the preliminary stages of organizing your work, developing your paper, and wrapping up your final draft. We’ve put together a set of lectures from professionals with years of academic composition experience. You’ll recieve their tips first hand and the strategies they use to write compelling papers to impress any professor. In the series, you’ll also see a set of examples that detail how papers are structured. These models will show you how to make your texts stronger as well as some pitfalls to avoid. Tips include the following:

Organizing your work: We’ve included many tips. From putting together a functional outline, to drawing up plans to research your paper, and plotting out your time most effectively, you’ll be more prepared when you plan to write.

Drafting your paper: Learn the skills the pros use when composing texts. We’ll teach you how to analyze a topic and build it out to meet your college requirements and to draw interest to your work – on even the most complicated topics your professors issue. Included are tips on composing your first draft. You can learn more about different composition styles, as well as strategies to including evidence to back up your claims.

Finalizing your work: Your paper doesn’t end with your first draft. With our tips, you can greatly improve the quality of your work. Most of all, you’ll be able to work more efficiently to save time and increase your productivity.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for anyone who has an interest to increase their writing abilities. There is no specific knowledge required to start this course. This course focuses on strategies related to academic essays but can be used in a broad spectrum of composition. We’ve also designed this course to be relevant for English second language learners. You can use these tips to improve your readiness for many English competency exams such as IELTS or TOEFL. So whether you write a blog, need to improve your business communications, or just have an interest in writing, you can benefit from the knowledge within.


After taking this course you’ll have the confidence to cope with any academic assignment. So take a step in the right direction to make your university life easier. You’ll see that college papers have never been easier and you’ll wonder why you hadn’t thought of developing your skills before.

Who this course is for:

  • Students of colleges, universities and schools.


Sophia Loader
  • 3.4 Instructor Rating
  • 92 Reviews
  • 6,322 Students
  • 1 Course

I have a Master’s degree in literature and has a passion for writing in both the arts and the sciences. I understand the many challenges academic writing poses to students, especially new ones, and tutors them to help with their academic writing. In addition if you need perspectives on how to improve your academic writing I`m well versed in the many requirements contemporary universities place on students.

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