Academic Communication OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Class by MIT on the Study of Grammar and Vocabulary Building

Published Feb 15, 2009

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Whether you have a hard time organizing an essay or just need to brush up on your grammar, 'High-Intermediate Academic Communication' could take your linguistic abilities to the next level. A free OpenCourseWare provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, this course provides readings and assignments that will build your vocabulary and improve your writing skills. 'Academic Communication' is part of a Bachelor of Arts in Communications course of study but is intended for students of all majors.

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'High-Intermediate Academic Communication: Course Details

'High-Intermediate Academic Communication' intends to build your vocabulary, polish your grammar and show you how to write a better essay. This free OpenCourseWare is offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and adapted from lectures delivered by Professor Isaiah WonHo Yoo in the spring semester of 2004. Drawing on stories and models from newspapers, TV shows and websites, 'Academic Communication' challenges your speech-making and essay-writing skills through a series of readings and short assignments. Upon completing the course, you should feel more confident in constructing an argument, leading discussions, making presentations and writing articles and essays. Readings provide instruction in the rules of grammar, like clauses and proper punctuation while assignments require carefully constructed essays in response to a prompt. This online class is part of a Bachelor of Arts in Communications or Bachelor of Arts in Language and Literature curriculum. However, students of all majors and backgrounds can benefit from the course.

This free OpenCourseWare includes a syllabus, course schedule, downloadable readings and sample student assignments. If you'd like to learn more, check out the 'High-Intermediate Academic Communication' course page.

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