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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'll complete 14 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and five Touchstone assessments (these are writing assignments) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning outcomes

<p>By the end of the course, you will be able to:</p> <ul><li>Identify the essential components of English composition</li><li>Implement basic grammar rules to create effective sentences</li><li>Implement common forms of punctuation to properly complete sentences</li><li>Examine characteristics, techniques, and examples of narrative writing</li><li>Recognize the stages of the writing process and how to navigate them successfully</li><li>Incorporate the necessary elements of an academic essay into the writing process</li><li>Examine characteristics, techniques, and examples of comparison/contrast and informative writing</li><li>Recognize the importance of style in academic writing</li><li>Apply revising techniques to a text</li><li>Apply editing and proofreading techniques to a text</li><li>Identify the characteristics of argumentative writing</li><li>Implement practices for locating reliable research sources</li><li>Practice integrating research into an argumentative composition</li><li>Examine strategies for and examples of successful argumentative writing</li></ul>

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