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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. Students will strengthen their writing skills and become more engaged readers and stronger critical thinkers. Full Description

3 semester credits

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  • Category: English and Communication

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Description

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Sophia's English Composition I course takes you through the stages of the writing process, from brainstorming and drafting through revision and proofreading. Students will strengthen their writing skills and become stronger critical thinkers.

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

Reviews

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12 Student Reviews
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by Aurys D. on March 13, 2019
The challenges make it easy to understand the material, but writing 1,000 -3,000 word essays is a little difficult for me
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by Amina A. on February 22, 2019
I really enjoyed taking the English Composition course, I learned many things about how to write efficiently. The knowledge I have obtained will be very effective for my writing prospect. Thank you Amina
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by Aida G. on February 15, 2019
great course.
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by Melissa P. on February 7, 2019
I thought this was a great alternative to a traditional English class. There are still 4 essays and a revision, which I found to be the most difficult part of this course. Overall I would recommend it.
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by Michelle C. on January 23, 2019
I learned so much in this course. The instructor videos were great!
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by Tamika B. on January 17, 2019
I learned a lot and have become comfortable writing essays. Thanks to all of the reviewers for giving me positive feedback.
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by Brent A. on January 17, 2019
Great course. I appreciated the feedback i received from my essays; it was very helpful.
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by Clarissa F. on January 16, 2019
Submitted touchstone assignments could be review at earlier intervals.

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  • Q: How am I graded in the course?
    A: Your overall score is derived from how you do on two types of assessments: Challenges, which are formative assessments, and Milestones, which are summative assessments. Sophia’s English Composition I, Foundations of English Composition, and Public Speaking courses also include written assignments, called Touchstones, that also contribute to your overall score.
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