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English Composition I

English Composition I

Sophia's English Composition I course takes you through the stages of the writing process, from brainstorming and drafting through revision and proofreading. You will strengthen you writing skills and become a more engaged reader and stronger critical thinker. Full Description

3 semester credits

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Category: English and Communication

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Description

English Composition I

Course Description
Sophia's English Composition I course takes you through the stages of the writing process, from brainstorming and drafting through revision and proofreading. You will strengthen you writing skills and become a more engaged reader and stronger critical thinker.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 13 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), and 4 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

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

Rating
by Janet S. on December 1, 2020
English Composition I was difficult but rewarding. The instructor who checked my essays was fair and gave me a lot of useful feedback. I am so happy I was led to Sophia! I am now in English Composition II. It is worth it!
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by Roosevelt W. on December 1, 2020
This course was challenging yet doable. I learned from this course and I have to say, a better writer because of it.
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by Shanetta D. on December 1, 2020
The course was challenging but most definitely a learning experience for me.
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by Toni C. on December 1, 2020
Great course. It will walk you through the steps of writing an effective paper.
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by Meda S. on November 30, 2020
The instructions for the essays are not very conducive to people who are dyslexic. They become jumbled. I don't know how to correctly relay this but they are overwhelming. I actually couldn't fully get thru them so I asked a friend to help each time.
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by Michael S. on November 30, 2020
Great course!
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by Jewel A. on November 29, 2020
I think I need a little more one on one support to understand exactly what was required
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by Ashton R. on November 29, 2020
I guess I will have to send an email because you do not allow more than 1000 characters for the review section. Clearly I am not thrilled with my experience.

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    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

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  • Q: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?

    A: You choose your own course start date and have 60 days from your chosen start date to complete each course. Sophia courses are self-paced, so many students complete a course in less than 60 days.

  • Q: Where do I get the textbooks for my course?

    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the courseroom, and are included as part of a Sophia membership.

  • Q: How am I graded in the course?

    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

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    A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.

  • Q: Are the tests proctored?

    A: Sophia courses utilize keyboard biometrics as an alternative to proctoring. No webcam is needed for a Sophia course.

  • Q: I'm taking a course where I have to submit Touchstones. How long does it take for my Touchstone to be graded once it's submitted?

    A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.

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