BerkeleyX: How to Write an Essay
An introduction to academic writing for English Language Learners, focusing on essay development, grammatical correctness, and self-editing.
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How to write an essay, about this course.
College Writing 2.1x is an introduction to academic writing for English Language Learners, focusing on essay development, grammatical correctness, and self-editing. The five-week course includes a review of basic grammar terminology and understanding; writing effective sentences and paragraphs; introductions and conclusions; strategies for writing longer texts; and thesis statements. The course materials will be offered via readings and videos. An optional course workbook, in ebook form, may be used for additional writing work. Students will participate in online discussions as well as peer review. Students will complete an essay for this part of the course.
In partnership with the U.S. Department of State
UC Berkeley is partnering with the U.S. Department of State to extend the reach of College Writing 2X. Participating U.S. Embassies will host in-person, facilitated discussions sessions around the course content in order to maximize the learning experience. The State Department-supported EducationUSA network will also offer facilitated discussions in some locations for students interested in pursuing higher education in the United States. This partnership is part of the English Education Alliance (E2A), a global effort of the U.S. Department of State to address the global demand for 21st century English language skills.
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- Institution: BerkeleyX
- Subject: Humanities
- Level: Introductory
Students should be proficient enough in English to follow an introductory level university course.
- Language: English
- Video Transcript: English
- Associated skills: Academic Writing, English Language, Writing, Paragraphs, Editing, Grammar
What you'll learn
- Basic grammar terminology and understanding
- How to write effective sentences and paragraphs
- How to tackle writing introductions and conclusions
- Strategies for writing longer texts and thesis statements
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- Students may schedule up to two (2) tutoring appointments per week per subject. Appointments may be made up to two weeks in advance.
- Appointments for courses must be made using a subject-based service. Appointments made using the "academic skills" function for course-based work will be required to reschedule. (Academic skills appointments are only for non-course-based essays or learning study skills.)
- Appointments cannot be scheduled for the same subject back-to-back to ensure equal opportunity to time slots.
- Please be respectful of your tutors' time by arriving on time. Tutors will leave after a 15-minute wait and mark the student as a "no-show."
- If you cannot attend your appointment, please cancel by going to the online scheduling system, Navigate, or emailing the campus where you scheduled the tutoring appointment.
Hours of Operation
NOVA tutoring is available for in-person and virtual appointments, as well as email responses during the hours of:
- Monday - Thursday: - 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
- Friday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
While NOVA works during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Alexandria Academic Success Center is providing online support. To request an online appointment please go to https://blogs.nvcc.edu/asc/ Also, one can request an appointment by the following: Phone : 703.845.6363 OR for Math/Science Assistance, Email : [email protected] OR for Writing Assistance, Email : [email protected]
The Academic Success Center (ASC) at NOVA's Alexandria Campus takes great pride in helping our students enhance their learning at all levels. ASC promotes both fundamental literacy and mastery of skills in most subjects. We also offer resources, workshops and individual plans for improving academic skills and achieving academic success.
ASC provides free peer tutoring services to all NOVA students. Tutoring services are generally available for, but not limited to Math, Accounting, Information Systems Technology, Computer Science, Sciences, World Languages, Psychology, Sociology, History and Music.
Students can expect individualized assistance from our exceptional tutors.
Academic Support Services strives to help students reach their full learning potential. We are partners in the development of academic and professional opportunities across disciplines united by NOVA’s common values of success, access and excellence. We welcome students’ unique experiences, knowledge and perspectives and advocate personal educational goals and career readiness for a globally competitive workforce. We accomplish our mission by providing:
- One-on-one tutoring
- Online tutoring
- Subject specific workshops
- Small group study sessions
- Time management/study skills assistance
- Assessment preparation
- Print and electronic resources
- Open access multimedia resources
- Educational software
- Special topics clubs and fellowships -- ex. TED Talks and Conversation Cafe's
Annandale Campus CG 4th floor
Reading & Writing Center
While NOVA works during the COVID-19 outbreak, all tutoring appointments at the Reading & Writing Center will be conducted virtually (online) using Zoom , the video conferencing with real-time messaging and content sharing program accessible through students' MyNOVA portal. Click below for an appointment request form. After completing and submitting the form you will receive a confirmation email that your appointment has been made. Look for a second email shortly before your appointment containing the unique link to your Zoom meeting with your tutor. You can email the center at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Appointment Request Form
Annandale Campus, CG-409 703.323.3341 [email protected]
ESL & Language Center
While NOVA works during the COVID-19 outbreak, all tutoring appointments at the ESL & World Language Center will be conducted virtually (online) using Zoom , the video conferencing with real-time messaging and content sharing program accessible through students' MyNOVA portal. Click below for an appointment request form. After completing and submitting the form you will receive a confirmation email that your appointment has been made. Look for a second email shortly before your appointment containing the unique link to your Zoom meeting with your tutor. You can email the center at [email protected] if you have any questions. Appointment Request Form
Annandale Campus, CG-408 703.323.3438 [email protected]
Brian Adler Language Center Supervisor 703.323.4137 [email protected]
Maria Mabery Language Center Facilitator 703.323.3438 [email protected]
Math & Science Center
The Math & Science Center will be closed to students beginning March 18th until June 10th. All tutoring appointments will be conducted virtually (online) using Zoom , the video conferencing with real-time messaging and content sharing program accessible through students' MyNOVA portal. Click below for an appointment request form. After completing and submitting the form you will receive a confirmation email that your appointment has been made. Look for a second email shortly before your appointment containing the unique link to your Zoom meeting with your tutor. You can email the center at [email protected] if you have any questions. Appointment Request Form
Annandale Campus, CG-405 703.323.3139 [email protected]
Brian Adler 703.323.3341 [email protected]
At Loudoun's Academic Support Centers , your success is our priority. We recognize the value of personal attention and individualized instruction, and we strive to make each student’s learning experience a rewarding one. Our skilled and energetic peer tutors are genuinely interested in sharing their knowledge with others, and we fully support their efforts to help fellow students improve and advance.
Our Tutoring Office offers supplemental tutoring for a wide variety of subjects. Visit the Loudoun Tutoring site to learn more about their services, or email [email protected] . To submit a tutoring-request, click here:
LO Tutoring Request
Our Writing Center offers individualized tutoring for writing assignments across all disciplines. Visit the Loudoun Writing Center site to learn more about their services, or email [email protected]. To submit a Writing Center request, click here:
LO Writing Center Request
Tutor Coordinator: Lauren Reyna
Location: Main Office: MH 318 Effective 3/18/2020, Tutoring is only available remotely at this time
Our hours are Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 7:00pm and Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm.
For location and hours, please see the Manassas tutoring site .
The Medical Education Campus’s Academic Success Center’s mission is to help students reach their full learning potential. We are partners in the development of academic and professional opportunities across disciplines united by NOVA’s common values of success, access and excellence. We welcome students’ unique experiences, knowledge, and perspectives, and we advocate personal educational goals and career readiness for a globally competitive workforce.
Emily Miller Academic Success Center Coordinator 703.822.6569 [email protected]
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Northern Virginia Community College Woodbridge Tutoring Center (Pier Tutoring) 2645 College Drive Seefeldt Building (WC), Room 328 Woodbridge, VA 22191-4099
Dr. Nicole Munday Coordinator of Academic and Tutoring Services PIER Tutoring Center [email protected] 703.878.6182
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
NOVA Tutoring Overview
The benefits of tutoring include:
- Understand lectures and reading material
- Prepare you for tests
- Develop a learning style or good study habits
- Improve attitude toward the subject area
- Provide intensive practice for skills and knowledge
- Improve self-confidence
NOVA tutors help you accomplish your goals of academic success by providing the following:
- Paper review services
- Citation review services
- Subject-specific workshops
- Time management and study skills assistance
- Assessment Preparation
- Embedded tutoring
- Academic resources
Scheduling a NOVA Tutoring Appointment
How to Make a Tutoring Appointment in Navigate [pdf]
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You can also access 24/7 live online tutoring from Tutor.com by clicking the link in your Canvas course. Tutor.com is a national service used by many colleges and universities. They have live tutors available for many NOVA courses and match their tutors to ours. You can chat now with a LIVE tutor during Drop-in Tutoring, have writing reviewed by a tutor in the Writing Center, meet with a LIVE tutor in the future during a Scheduled Tutoring Session, and more. There is also a mobile app for Tutor.com online tutoring.
When you access Tutor.com through CANVAS, you'll be able to:
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From internal planning documents to external media releases, a convincing piece of writing can be a key to success for business initiatives – and for the professionals who lead them.
Cornell’s Content Writing online certificate program , offered through eCornell, empowers students with techniques to present information succinctly and engage readers with actionable next steps. Lauren Chambliss , senior lecturer in the Department of Communication at Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is the faculty author. Chambliss was a journalist for 20 years in Washington, D.C., before coming to Cornell. She previously served as director of communication for the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and now teaches full time.
In developing the certificate program, Chambliss noted a trend: Organizations expect professionals across career fields to take on – and excel in – writing-focused responsibilities. Recent studies on effective management, such as Google’s Project Oxygen , show that employers view strong communication skills as essential and closely associated with good leadership, no matter the sector.
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Students earning Cornell’s Content Writing certificate complete two courses on conciseness and persuasiveness in copywriting and three courses on effective writing for digital contexts: websites, online media and social media. In addition to gaining an understanding of copywriting fundamentals, participants learn an increasingly important skill: content targeting. Students complete a variety of writing and self-editing exercises throughout the program, building toward a final project.
The program also offers a symposium: three days of live, interactive virtual sessions that enable students, Cornell faculty and industry experts to engage in real-time conversations about pressing topics in marketing and communications.
“Creating engaging, lively content across multiple platforms is critical in today’s professional world, whether you are a content creator, a business owner or a copywriter in a big company, government agency or non-profit,” Chambliss said. “Dynamic writing requires us to keep adapting and improving our skills.”
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