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Welcome to a SAMPLE of the Advanced Writing Course. For this sample, only Unit 1 is available. Several reference tools are available too. You can read the Study Guide and the Writing Tips and work on exercises in the Grammar and Structure section.

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In the Advanced Writing Course, you will write different types of essays and expand various writing skills including error correction, grammar usage, punctuation usage, style, summarizing, and paraphrasing. The course will help you to improve your ability to write different types of essays and fine tune your writing skills. A variety of writing concepts and techniques are illustrated to guide you in developing clearer, more organized writing. Also, you will have the chance to practice effective revision of your work with the guidance of your tutor.

The course has:

  • learning through self-discovery
  • five study units
  • three reference sections
  • writing assignments
  • a review exam
  • a written exam

This is an essay focused writing course. Each unit is designated to one type of essay and guides students through the essay-writing process by expanding essential writing skills.

The units in the course are listed below.

Unit 1 — Illustrative Essay
Unit 2 — Process Essay
Unit 3 — Compare and Contrast Essay
Unit 4 — Classification Essay
Unit 5 — Persuasive Essay

The course is 13 weeks long with approximately 40 hours of online learning and 40 hours of offline work.

You will have a tutor to guide you through your work and give you feedback on your writing practices and assignments. As your tutor reads your writing, they will offer suggestions for improvement. You and your tutor will communicate using the WebBoard communication system and by e-mail if necessary.

The Advanced Writing Course is part of a program designed to offer English language courses online. In addition to this course, the program includes the Beginner Writing Course and the Intermediate Writing Course. These courses are designed to help students develop better writing skills at the sentence, paragraph, and essay levels.