Take English Composition I online at your own pace

Learn the tools to become a better writer and a more thoughtful reader with Sophia’s English Composition I online course. This low-cost option for college-level credit is backed by our user-friendly tech.

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Course description

Sophia's English Composition I course is designed to build core skills in English Composition and teach you how to apply those skills to become an effective writer. You will gain proficiency in usage of basic grammar, punctuation, and mechanics, as well as learn how to construct effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays. Additionally, you will navigate the writing process to develop a variety of different composition types.

Assessments and grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 13 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), four Milestone assessments (these are like tests), and four Touchstone assessments (these are written assignments) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the basic elements and goals of English composition
  • Write effective sentences and paragraphs
  • Employ proper grammar, punctuation and mechanics usage
  • Articulate the stages of the writing process
  • Apply writing and revising techniques to narrative, comparison/contrast, informative and argumentative essays

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