Language and Communication (Essay) OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Written Communications Course by WGU

Published Mar 24, 2009

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'Language and Communication: Essay,' is free OpenCourseWare offered through Western Governors University (WGU). The original coursework included materials on writing persuasive and informational essays as well as additional essay types. The course is a core class in several of the Bachelor of Art and Science degree programs at Western Governors University.

Language and Communication (Essay): Course Specifics

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Language and Communication (Essay): Course Description

Become skilled at essay writing in this free OpenCourseWare at Western Governors University (WGU). The original course, 'Language and Communication: Essay,' concentrated on the essay writing process from the initial introduction to the well-defined essay body. The materials also focused on writing an essay's organized conclusion.

The seminar class is a basic-level course required in various Bachelor of Art and Science degree programs at Western Governors University. The OpenCourseWare materials for this class include seven self-study topics. The course resources outlined the writing process steps so that a seminar participant may apply these skills to future writing endeavors.

An additional major focus of the online content was perfecting the language type to be used for each assignment given. Appropriate word selection was emphasized in order to provide articulateness and assist in audience perception throughout the essay composition process. Class topics also include writing persuasive and informational essays, writing prompts and writing adaptations.

This free OpenCourseWare includes seminar topic summaries, course activities and projects, instructions on accessing course reading materials and external links to course discussion forums.

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