• Unit 5: Introductions and Conclusions

    We have come full circle in our writing lessons, and now you need to learn effective strategies to introduce and conclude your writing. Introductions and conclusions can be the most difficult parts of papers to write. While the body is often easier to write, it needs a frame around it. An introduction and conclusion frame your thoughts and bridge your ideas for the reader. In this unit, you will learn the importance of effective introductions and conclusions and techniques that will leave your audience with a great impression. You will also learn about different types of academic essays and about strategies for revising drafts of your writing. You will conclude the course by putting together all of the skills and strategies you have been practicing to plan, develop, write, and revise an essay of your own.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 12 hours.

    • 5.1: Beginning and Ending an Essay

      • 5.1.1: Writing Introductions

      • 5.1.2: Writing Conclusions

    • 5.2: Types of Essays

    • 5.3: Revision and Proofreading

    • 5.4: Active Reading Practice

    • 5.5: Essay Writing Activity

    • Unit 5 Assessment