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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 8 Challenge assessments, 2 Milestone assessments, and 2 Touchstone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Write Effective Sentences and Paragraphs
  • Write Effective Essays

Reviews

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118 Student Reviews
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by Rhonda B. on August 16, 2019
Thank you for the feedback on my essays. This course was tough, but I have learned a lot. I have enjoyed all the courses I have taken, and everything I have learned.
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by Rebecca Alexis W. on August 16, 2019
Easy, fast course. Great feedback on written assignments! Thanks!
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by patricianne p. on August 15, 2019
This class was great! Very informative.
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by Jordan W. on August 7, 2019
This class was a bit tough for me, but I worked hard and learned a tremendous amount. I definitely recommend this one! This class will help you out a lot in your future classes!
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by Javier G. on July 30, 2019
Great refresher
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by Janice D. on July 29, 2019
Course easy to follow!
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by Beverly D. on July 24, 2019
This was a very good course and i personally learned a lot about my own writing style. I would recommend it if you want to grow in English Composition.
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by Michelle M. on July 17, 2019
This course helped in the development of an essay. It taught me how to structure my paper to get your point across effectively. This course has further developed my writing skills.

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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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