10 learners taking this course
Exploring Our World
Research the question as you develop a problem-solution essay.
- Required Time: 8 weeks
- Level: C1 Proficient
- Essays: Problem-Solution essay and Persuasive essay
- Teacher: Richard P Carrigan, MSE
About the Course
Academic Writing/Grammar 401 is designed to further build a foundation for college level essay writing. This course is for intermediate, non-native speakers of English who plan to attend a university in the United States and need to master academic reading and writing skills. Lessons include short video presentations, authentic reading passages, downloadable handouts, and interactive quizzes.
In this course, you will learn and practice the steps in writing a problem-solution and a persuasive essay.
What Students Learn
You will learn and practice paraphrasing, summarizing, and using in-text citations. When you finish the course, you will be able to plan, write, and revise college level essays. This course is for high-intermediate, non-native speakers of English who plan to attend a university in the United States.
The Nelson Center encourages honesty in every phase of learning and values transparency in the use of information from other writers.
Students enrolled in this course are encouraged to always do their own work, and when using information from other writers to credit them by proper citation and references.
Tentative Schedule for 2019/2020
In the next few weeks, we are going to work together on developing a problem-solution essay on single-use plastics.
In this unit, you will learn to develop effective research questions, write a response, write an analysis paragraph, and understand writer biases.
In this unit, you will examine solutions to the plastic problem, learn to write summary-responses, and how to paraphrase.
In Unit 3, you will learn about the organization of a problem-solution essay. You will also further explore solutions to the single-use plastic issue.
In Unit 4, you will begin pulling things together and look closely at sentences that will help you express your ideas more clearly.
In Unit 5, you will develop a five-paragraph essay addressing what you believe to be the most pressing issue with single-use plastic.