Who is this class for: This course is open to any student interested in improving their writing. The content is equivalent to a semester of a first-year writing course. Students should have basic English proficiency and exposure to secondary-level (high-school level) English or composition.


Created by:  Duke University

  • Dr. Denise Comer

    Taught by:  Dr. Denise Comer, Assistant Professor of the Practice; Director of First-Year Writing

    Thompson Writing Program
LevelBeginner
Language
English, Subtitles: Spanish, French
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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4.5 stars
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 of 141 ratings

So far sooo great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Professor!

IT IS VERY INTERESTING AND THAT IS ALL I WANNA SAY RIGHT NOW

English Composition I is an extremely detailed, comprehensive, easy-to-follow and well-thought-out course to help aspiring writers as well as academicians. Dr. Denise Comer, the course instructor, has a very engaging style. She is also very encouraging and makes everything sound very easy, which makes one confident that he/she can do well. Other experts have also shared their insight through videos which are very helpful. Readings and various websites provide guidance and assistance throughout the learning process. The grading system is also thorough. I suggest that if possible, lowest scoring students should be given some kind of a personalized feedback in order to encourage them to do better or address their weak areas. I will definitely recommend this course to other people.

Great experience, nonetheless, I would say that it is more about applying your writing to different contexts rather than improving it. There is some of that, but not that much.