Step-By-Step Guide to Amazing Essay Writing
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A-Z guide on how to write a class assigned essay, essay for contest or essays for college admissions.
3.9 (28 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,513 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create effective thesis statements for your essays
  • Plan and write compare/contrast, cause/effect, and argument essays
  • Write well-developed body paragraphs
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Requirements
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Be willing to practise
Description

In this course, you will discover how to:

  • Create more effective thesis statements for your essays,
  • Plan and write compare/contrast, cause/effect, and argument essays, 
  • Craft well developed sentences,
  • Write well-developed body paragraphs.

This course will especially help prepare you for work in college and university classes.

However anyone who wants to improve his or her writing skills, essay and email writing can benefit from this course.

You will need to know about spelling, sentence structure, grammar and punctuation before starting this course.

You should be willing to practise, practise and practise to assist you learn how to achieve what this program will teach you.

Learning how to write an effective essay can assist us with our school grades and impact the rest of our lives. Learning to write compelling documents can assist us engage with others in a more effective manner. This often creates more effective outcomes. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Students wishing to learn how to write papers for college classes
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to Essay Writing
4 Lectures 09:06

In this course, you'll learn all about academic essay writing and, specifically, how to write three types of essays: compare/contrast, cause/effect, and argument. Enjoy!

Preview 00:37

Introduce Yourself to Your Classmates.
00:06


At the end of this video lecture, you should be able to explain what an academic essay is, identify the parts of an academic essay and explain what each part of an academic essay is for.

Preview 06:35

Quiz
3 questions
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The Paragraph
4 Lectures 20:28

The introduction paragraph is the first paragraph of your essay. What does it do? It introduces the main idea of your essay. A good opening paragraph captures the interest of your reader and tells why your topic is important.


At the end of this video lecture, you should be able to identify the parts of an introduction paragraph and explain the purpose of an introduction paragraph in academic essays.

Preview 04:28

This Quiz will help you with identifying a good thesis statement. Click YES if the statement is good, and NO if it is a weak thesis statement.

Identifying a Good Thesis Statement
10 questions

body paragraph is a group of related sentences about a particular topic or idea directly relating to the thesis. Because essays are composed of multiple body paragraphs, writing and organizing goodparagraphs is one of the most important aspects of creating a well-organized and developed essay.

The Body Paragraph in an Essay
06:03

Quiz
5 questions

A basic paragraph structure usually consists of five sentences: the topic sentence, three supporting sentences, and a concluding sentence.

Basic Paragraph Structure
06:52

This quiz will help you with identifying good topic sentences.

Do the topic sentences support the thesis statement? Select YES for strong sentence and NO for weak sentence.


Thesis:1 "There are three major differences between British English and American English"

Thesis:1 Identifying Topic Sentence
3 questions

This quiz will help you with identifying good topic sentences.

Do the topic sentences support the thesis statement? Select YES for strong sentence and NO for weak sentence.

Thesis:2 "Children of divorced parents should be able to live with whichever parent they want to live with.

Thesis:2 Identifying Topic Sentence
3 questions

This quiz will help you with identifying good topic sentences.

Do the topic sentences support the thesis statement? Select YES for strong sentence and NO for weak sentence.

Thesis:3 "If someone is worried about being a boring person, he should make sure he doesn't fall into the categories given in these questions"

Thesis:3 Identifying Topic Sentence
3 questions

Practice Quiz
2 questions

There are several ways that you can write a conclusion paragraph. One way you can write a conclusion is to summarize the major points from the body of your essay. You can also restate the thesis. You can also end your conclusion with a final thought for your reader to think about. Do not state new information in your conclusion. You should state all of your new information in the body of the essay. So if you think of something else that you want to say, don't put it in the conclusion. 

Writing a Good Conclusion Paragraph
03:05

Writing a Coclusion Paragraph
1 question
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The Writing Process
5 Lectures 13:32

1. Prewriting

2. Writing

3. Revision

4. Editing

5. Publishing

The 5-Step Writing Process
03:38

Short Sample Essay
00:10

Introduction to Write Your First Essay

Preview 00:42

Write Your First Essay

Steps

Key Factors

Outcomes

Write Your First Essay
04:28

A compare and contrast essay is a powerful skill set to develop.

It can serve us a life time.

Write Your First Essay Conclusion
04:34
About the Instructor
Michael Ballard
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Helping people learn how to deal with adveristy & thrive!

Michael Ballard has presented to audiences and consulted with groups from Bermuda to Singapore and New Orleans to Vancouver as an internationally renowned speaker. Thousands of people have deepened their personal and professional ability to thrive using the process and skills he teaches. In the process they've learned how to deal with life's BIG Stuff issues based on the expertise Michael enjoys sharing on resilience. He hopes you will, too!

Michael has appeared in over 150 media interviews across North America on resiliency. He has also executive produced and hosted over 24 video interviews on those impacted by life’s BIG Stuff events. Plus students here in over 149 countries.

Michael learned quite a bit about thriving through resilience while facing adversity during his 7 year battle with three challenges to his life while fighting cancer, multiple treatments, setbacks and victories. He enjoys upbeat and insightful coffee, conversations, puns, biking, hiking, photography and snorkelling.

Michael joined Udemy in 2014. In late 2014, one of his coaching clients called him up to discuss personnel and workplace productivity issues and in the process encouraged him to start making video based programming. 


Khurshid Amin
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Hi there, my name is Khurshid Amin Sherani. And I love making complex technical topics easy to understand. 

And I'm here on Udemy to teach what I know in an approachable way. I started teaching courses on Udemy in 2016, and have taught over 4,200 students since then. 

Please don't hesitate to drop me a message if you have a suggestion for a topic for one of my courses, or need help with something. I may not always be able to help you directly, but I would still love to talk to you.