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Course description

Sophia's English Composition II course is designed to build upon the concepts taught in English Composition I by focusing on a research perspective. In this course, you will be introduced to proper research techniques for academic writing and will practice navigating the steps of the research process, beginning with a research question and culminating in a final 6-8 page argumentative research essay.

Assessments and grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete nine Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and seven Touchstone assessments (these are writing assignments) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Apply the basics of research writing
  • Develop effective research questions and thesis statements
  • Evaluate the types and quality of sources
  • Engage in meaningful analysis of research
  • Apply the principles and techniques of argumentative writing
  • Structure research essays effectively
  • Integrate research according to citation conventions
  • Improve rough drafts using revising and editing skills
  • Polish final drafts using proofreading skills

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