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Foundations of English Composition

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

3 semester credits

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Using problem-based learning and real-world situations, this course teaches you how to apply knowledge in practical and relevant contexts. Our Many Ways™ learning model features multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each concept so you can find a style that meshes with your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all-around smarter way to learn.

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

In Sophia's Foundations of English Composition course, you will complete a series of formative and summative assessments comprised of 6 Challenge assessments, 2 Milestone assessments, and 2 Touchstone assessments and tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Write Effective Sentences and Paragraphs
  • Write Effective Essays

Reviews

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19 Student Reviews
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by Gordon B. on May 22, 2017
I thought the instructor in this course was excellent and that my writing definitely improved. This course is great value for money as you get 4.5 credits for less than $329.
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by Rosalee H. on May 2, 2017
This course was wonderful and Sophia made it easy to navigate through. Thanks
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by Charles B. on April 19, 2017
This class has really helped me with my writing skills.
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by Tina A. on March 5, 2017
This was my first course. I appreciate all the help given by the Sophia Learning Coaches. These courses provide great tutorials and challenging, in a good way.
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by Christian L. on February 14, 2017
Touchstone 2 was challenging.
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by Jasmine S. on February 2, 2017
Very effective class! I learned a lot, but it was also a really easy and fun class to take!!
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by Michael C. on January 6, 2017
A great review of material I had learned a long time ago. I will take what I learned from this course, and apply it to my future course.
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by Gina B. on October 12, 2016
I really enjoyed the option of reading a transcript and/or watching the video. I thought the questions on the unit test were preparatory for the milestone.

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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 course also includes written assignments, called Touchstones, that also contribute to your overall score.)

    Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis. No letter grade is issued for a completed course.
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