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Course description

Sophia's Foundations of English Composition course teaches foundational writing skills that will enable you to be successful in a college level English Composition course. You will learn how to construct sound sentences, craft effective paragraphs, and write cohesive compositions, developing your writing skills through all stages of the writing process.

Assessments and grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete eight Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), two Milestone assessments (these are like tests), and two 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:

  • Write effective sentences and paragraphs
  • Write well-constructed essays

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