College Writing Series

Giving students essential skills to master the steps in academic writing.

  • College Writing: Sentence

    This course you will learn about and practice writing three types of sentences – simple, compound, and complex.

  • College Writing: Paragraph

    In this course, you will learn and practice the steps in writing narrative, opinion, and descriptive paragraphs.

  • College Writing & Research 301

    Learn and practice writing the steps in developing a cause and effect essay. You will also learn about summary writing, MLA citations, cohesion and coherence, and revising.

  • College Writing & Research 401

    College Writing 401 is designed to build a foundation for college level writing. This course is for high-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.

For international students planning to attend an american university

The College Writing Series and the College Listening Series can help you master reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.


Academic English

Learn and practice the steps in writing academic papers. Courses include examples, explanations, video presentations, and interactive quizzes.

Your pace

We recommend you finish each course in 3 to 4 weeks. But if you need more time, you can progress at your own pace.

Teacher Feedback

Key quizzes and assignments are graded by the teacher. This way you receive relevant feedback.

Research Questions

As you study, you will research and develop a current topic. You will take a position and support your position using persuasive language.

Course Comparison Chart

The Sentence

  • Video Presentations
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Simple Sentences
  • Compound Sentences
  • Complex Sentences
  • Common Errors

The Paragraph

  • Beginning in 2022
  • Video Presentations
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Theme-based
  • Main Idea
  • Supporting Sentences
  • Unity & Coherence
  • Expressing Ideas

Writing & Research 401

  • Beginning in 2022
  • Video Presentations
  • Interactive Quizzes & Assignments
  • Research Question
  • Cohesion & Coherence
  • Academic Language
  • Targeted Grammar
  • Summary / Response
  • Write a 5-Paragraph Essay
  • Paraphrasing
  • APA In-text Citations
  • Annotated Bibliography

Language is Power!

Language is power. Learning to express your ideas in strong, persuasive language puts you ahead of the game.

Access free tutorials to help you write effective academic papers.