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English Essentials: Writing

by Harrisburg Area Community College

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Course Description

For a full course on grammar, subscribe to the second course in the English Essentials series: English Essentials: Grammar!

Named by Apple as a Best of 2014 course

The iBooks Textbook for this course, English Essentials: Writing, is now available in the iBooks Store ($1.99, if available in your region). Download the paired Textbook now!
This course is designed to expose you to the various English discourses and develop essential writing skills including clear, coherent paragraphs and longer, thesis-driven essays. Some attention will be given to grammar and sentence-level skills. This course includes four major writing assignments (narrative, compare and contrast, research, and argument) as well as a concluding discussion on other ways of knowing and writing (final portfolio). 

Through guided writing prompts and additional instruction in the accompanying iBooks Textbook English Essentials: Writing ($1.99, if available in your region), this course serves as a foundation to your writing career both in skills taught and learned and in larger discussions and ways of thinking. This course is but the beginning. There is much more to explore and learn. 

This course is designed to be self-paced and self-assessed. Please make use of the self-assessment tab to grade your own writing. No essays should be sent to Dr. Siha.

You will NOT receive any college credit from taking this course in iTunes U. You need to enroll as a regular or online student to receive credits. Please visit these websites for my information.

Customer Reviews


As an English teacher at the secondary level, this course has really helped me develop plans, adopt strategies for teaching writing, and writing assignments. After so many years of writing you forget that writing is a process. This course was a refresher. Furthermore, the sample essays are extremely helpful as models of writing. Nothing beats modeling what good writing looks like.

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Thanks for this helping course. But here's a problem: none of those documents can't be download. Anh please make your textbook can be opened in iPhone too. Thank you so much.

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