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Essay Writing: Help & Tutorial

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Learn how to successfully write an essay with this engaging tutorial course. You can watch the short video and text lessons and then take the self-assessment quizzes to help boost your confidence writing essays for class and when taking tests.
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9 chapters in Essay Writing: Help & Tutorial

Ch 1. Introduction to Essay Writing: Help & Tutorial {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[36227].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What is Communication? - Definition & Importance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14892].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14892].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1488].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1488].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7028].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7028].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Descriptive Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7027].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7027].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1306].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1306].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1367].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1367].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What is Freelance Writing? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22563].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22563].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2695].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2695].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1352].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1352].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Effective Prewriting: Instructions and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15528].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15528].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What Is Brainstorming? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1353].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1353].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1354].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1354].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Structuring Essays Using Mind Mapping Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63623].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63623].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Write an Outline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1357].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1357].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Essay Organization and Outline Building Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15530].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15530].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1324].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1324].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1358].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1358].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Writing the Middle of an Essay First: Technique & Explanation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63627].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[63627].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Introduce a Topic Clearly With a Summary Preview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15899].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15899].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Supporting Your Writing with Examples and Evidence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21678].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21678].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1359].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1359].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What is a Thesis Statement? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1355].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1355].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Write a Thesis Statement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1356].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1356].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1363].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1363].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - How to Write a Great Argument Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1328].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1328].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - How to Write a Strong Essay Body Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1360].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1360].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Introductions and Conclusions: Best Practices and Advice Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15533].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15533].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15902].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15902].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences: Tips and Tricks Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15531].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15531].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2914].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2914].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Structure Sentences in an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1326].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1326].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1327].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1327].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2696].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2696].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Active and Passive Voice Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1318].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1318].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1334].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1334].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26980].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26980].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1316].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1316].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Inappropriate Shifts in Verb Voice and Mood Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21499].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21499].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Subject Bibliography: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3338].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3338].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1337].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1337].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1338].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1338].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Read Citations in Texts and Bibliographies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1339].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1339].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What is MLA Format? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1346].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1346].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How to Format APA Citations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1347].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1347].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What Is the Chicago Citation Style? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1348].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1348].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Make In-Text Citations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1345].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1345].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - How to Make a Works Cited Page Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1350].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1350].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1341].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1341].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Citations from Magazines Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1342].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1342].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - How to Cite Online Sources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1343].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1343].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Journal Article Citations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1340].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1340].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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