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Free Online Class: Writing an Essay for the Liberal Arts for 55+ Certificate

Are you stuck on how to write an essay? Not sure what’s expected? Has it been a while since you tackled academic writing? 

This free, self-directed online class is for students who are interested in the Liberal Arts for 55+ Certificate. The class focuses on essay writing as a reflective, personal response to course content.


If you are new to online learning in the Liberal Arts and 55+ Program and would like to explore Canvas, SFU’s online course management system, you’re welcome to sign up. You don’t have to be writing an essay for the certificate to access this course.


Date(s): Ongoing

Location: Canvas

Admission: Free and open to adults enrolled in Liberal Arts and 55+ Program courses; register in the form below to get a Canvas invitation to join the course.

Related topic(s): Liberal Arts for 55+ Certificate


This class is delivered using SFU's online course management system, Canvas. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas here. The class is self-paced, and should take you a few hours to complete.

To get the most out of the online class, you should be comfortable using everyday software such as browsers, email and social media. You should be able to navigate a website by clicking on links and finding pages in a menu. You should know how to download and open PDF documents. You will have the option to post messages and questions to a discussion board. You will also be watching video recordings online.



Phone: 778-782-8000 (or toll-free 1-844-782-8877)