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Foundations of English Composition

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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  • Category: English and Communication

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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

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63 Student Reviews
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by Heather G. on December 5, 2018
I enjoyed the challenges. The milestone questions should change when practicing, that would have helped me. The people who reviewed my papers were very informative. I appreciated the feed back they gave. Thank you for this service.
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by Sandra W. on November 30, 2018
It was a tough one. But, I learned a lot! I am writing better. I am glad that I took this course.
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by Sharon H. on November 29, 2018
This was a challenging course that really made me work hard for the argumentative essay. I loved how the grader gave such detailed feedback that I will be able to learn from and grow with in the future!
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by Jennifer C. on November 28, 2018
The feedback received in this course is absolutely wonderful. I have learned a lot and look forward to implementing the changes in my future writing.
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by Derian W. on November 19, 2018
Some of the answers to the multiple choices were not quite right and the justifications were explained poorly.
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by Nicole D. on November 9, 2018
Thank you Sophia. This was one of the most difficult courses I have yet to take in all of my educational career.
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by Melissa S. on November 4, 2018
Great class, good feedback.
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by Fiaz Ali S. on October 26, 2018
Great course. It was not very easy as touch stones really required some work.

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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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