How to Write an Essay, Workbook 1

This workbook accompanies the online course, College Writing 2.1x, the first of two courses offered by College Writing Programs of the University of California, Berkeley through This workbook offers additional ways to practice writing, editing, and reviewing the materials for the online course. The workbook includes writing prompts, vocabulary lists, and editing exercises (with suggested answers).

If you would like to purchase this workbook and are not taking the course, you may still find use for the materials. However, it should be noted that the course is offered free of charge, so you are welcome to join the live course. (You may also access the archived course at any time for self-study.)

Access the course at this link: of Written English 2.1x

***Note: This revised edition reflects the updated course content from November 2016.

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Maggie Sokolik

maggie-sokolikMaggie Sokolik, Ph.D. was born in Olympia, Washington. She is a writer/editor living in the Bay Area. She graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and received a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from UCLA. She teaches writing at UC Berkeley.

She is also the instructor for a popular online course, Principles of Written English, offered through This class is offered for English language learners and writers around the world, and has attracted tens of thousands of students. Her book Principles of Written English are companion textbooks for the course.


Companion workbook for College Writing 2.1x, How to Write an Essay, a free online writing course for English language students, offered by the University of California/Berkeley through Access the course at this link: of Written English 2.1x


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