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Course description

Sophia's Discover the Writer in You course is designed to take you through the writing process, from brainstorming, prewriting, and drafting all the way to revising, editing, and proofreading. You will have an opportunity to develop your written voice in both informative and persuasive contexts, drawing connections between the principles of academic writing and their application in a professional context. Students who have previously taken English Composition I should not enroll in this course.

Assessments and grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 12 Challenges (formative assessments) and 5 Touchstones (project-based or written assessments) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning outcomes

<p>By the end of the course, you will be able to:<br></p> <ul><li>Identify the essential elements of writing</li><li>Identify the components of the writing process</li><li>Implement techniques for constructing effective introductory, body, and conclusion paragraphs</li><li>Implement basic grammar rules to create effective sentences</li><li>Implement common forms of punctuation to properly complete sentences</li><li>Apply components of the writing process to the development of effective informative writing</li><li>Locate and appropriately cite sources that are relevant to your purpose and audience</li><li>Recognize the importance of style in writing</li><li>Use revision strategies to ensure a message is effective for a specific audience and purpose</li><li>Use editing and proofreading strategies to ensure a message is effective for a specific audience and purpose</li><li>Apply components of the writing process to the development of effective persuasive writing</li><li>Analyze and evaluate sources for integration into persuasive writing</li></ul>

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