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English Composition II

English Composition II

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. Full Description

3 semester credits

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Category: English and Communication

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Description

English Composition II

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. Additionally, you will gain experience interacting with and evaluating scholarly research sources outside of those chosen for your final essay.

Assessments and Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 9 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 7 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

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. 

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        133 Student Reviews
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        by Lindsey H. on August 2, 2020
        This course helped me improve my writing skills drastically!
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        by Braylon S. on August 2, 2020
        I had a great experience using Sophia pathways.
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        by Kenneth W. on August 2, 2020
        Long and educational
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        by Jillian L. on August 1, 2020
        Dr. Lewis was a very thorough instructor. This course definitely improved my research and writing capabilities.
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        by Pang Houa L. on July 31, 2020
        The challenges were easy reads, easy to comprehend, and easy to follow and complete. The assignments were pretty decent too. My goal was to complete one unit each week, but there were a few weeks within were I had to wait a bit longer to receive a score and feedback on the previous assignment to allow me to submit the next assignment.
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        by jennifer m. on July 31, 2020
        If you stay ahead of the touchstones and apply all the feedback you will pass this class.
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        by CHARLES B. on July 30, 2020
        Course was difficulit i gott the hang of it.
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        by Valerie T. on July 30, 2020
        I found myself frequently frustrated with the lack of critical feedback on my written assignments. It seemed like I lost points arbitrarily with no prompts as to how to earn a better mark.

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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: 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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