What are your motivations for doing this course? What do you want to achieve? Are you wanting a practical outcome, are you just browsing, or do you want to further develop your understanding of a particular concept?
I'm taking an online course provided by the University of New South Wales. The passage above is taken from one of my assignments.
The use of "want" in the present continuous has got me puzzled. As far as I know, this verb can't be used in the present continuous because it's state. Why is it used in this tense then? Is it for some special emotional colouring? If so, why is "want" used in the present simple in the second part of the same sentence?