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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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This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 14 Challenges (formative assessments) and 5 Touchstones (project-based or written assessments) with an overall score of 70% or better.

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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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