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English Composition

Arizona State University via edX


This course is part of ASU's Professional Writing MicroBachelors program. If you complete the two courses that are part of this program with a passing grade, you can earn transferable credit from one of edX's university credit partners.

Language and the ability to communicate effectively are critical skills in the global economy and in our daily social exchanges, but they are also essential to gaining a deeper understanding of who we are.

This introductory writing course will help you develop and express ideas effectively for a variety of personal and professional purposes, audiences, and occasions.

During the course, you will complete several major writing projects, keep a regular writer's journal, and maintain a writer's website, where you will showcase your work and demonstrate what you have learned. If you wish to earn university credit, we will ask you to complete all assignments.


Click to view the complete course syllabus here.

Taught by

Duane Roen

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  • Pilar Reyes completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.

    Excellent content and structure. This is a composition course, then learners are expected to write a lot. What I like about the activities is the methodology since participants are invited to reflect a lot, revise, correct, etc., exactly what writers do in real life. In short, there are demanding but rewarding assignments, lectures are high quality and help students, in my opinion, to understand the topics easily. The instructors are nice and care about learners' challenges.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I've been enjoying this course very much. The first week passed by so fast, and was it a very productive one! The tasks and activities can be complex and overwhelming but all geared for everyone to learn. The Course team is brilliant, the support staff is accommodating, you get to exchange discussion and information with other students from different parts of the world, and as you delve deeper into the course materials, you simply learn! Am I really getting this at 0 cost? Amazing!
  • Jassim KM
    I am john from kerala,India. I am working in a private firm as a supervisor. Our company mainly handled big water supply projects throughout our state. During the execution of work daily progress report and project report submitting via mail at evening. In this occasion I am very sad in my writing skills for preparing project report other online works. Pls give your valued instruction for improving my writing skills.
  • Maggie
    Hi, my name is Maggie so i just looking for any English tutor so i can gain to improvement my writing and all skills that it would be great for me to get benefit for my job, i need tutor to guide me how to writing perfect report and using correct tenses, my situation right now isn't good for the report and writing or all for English skills.

    In particular, you can guide me with my text above.

    Thank you so much for your future help.

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  • Anonymous
    I want to further my writing, in more advance and positive way. The good convetional article, is the be best solution. I want sharing ideas, and my gain knowledge, to be read, to be seen, and to been heard. I am tired, with folks, who never perceived, others motivational, and education, with egos and stucked in comfort zone. I do admire, who humble, and have a good philosophy, like me. Independent, and ready, to improved the skillful workforce, capable, to do some action, everywhere and any situation.
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    Anonymous completed this course.

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