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Online College Course

Foundations of English Composition

Foundations of English Composition

Sophia's Foundations of English Composition course teaches foundational writing skills that will enable you to be successful in a college level English Composition course. You will learn how to construct sound sentences, craft effective paragraphs, and write cohesive compositions, developing your 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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Description

Foundations of English Composition

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

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 8 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), 2 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), and 2 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:

  • Write Effective Sentences and Paragraphs
  • Write Effective Essays

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.

Reviews

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257 Student Reviews
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by Matthew G. on July 7, 2020
Enjoyed the course, the touchstone's are not too difficult and this course is a good refresher course.
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by Grissel R. on July 7, 2020
very well organized and clear.
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by Beige D. on July 7, 2020
Perfect course. Easy and straightforward.
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by Octavian B. on July 6, 2020
This course is great refresher. If you paid any attention in English class, this will be a breeze.
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by Timmy H. on July 5, 2020
fun course. Lud dat!! :)
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by Asa W. on July 3, 2020
The quizzes (Challenges) and tests (Milestones) weren't too hard. You also have to write two paragraphs for Touchstone 1, which was ok. The Touchstone 2 assignment was an Argumentative Essay with two sources cited between 1,000 and 1,500 words. That took a long time, but was educational.
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by Caitlin S. on July 2, 2020
The professor gave very helpful feedback on both of my essays. Thank you.
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by Beate M. on July 2, 2020
I enjoyed this course, but at the end some of the last videos about citation were confusing to me. Overall, very good!

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    A: The Free Trial allows you to access the course of your choice, or multiple courses. It gives you access to the first unit ("Challenge 1") in the course. This will let you meet the course instructors, sample the instructional content, and answer a set of assessment questions in the Challenge. You can also read the Student Guide and watch an Orientation Video to learn more about the course format, requirements, and resources.

    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: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?

    A: You choose your own course start date and have 60 days from your chosen start date to complete each course. Sophia courses are self-paced, so many students complete a course in less than 60 days.

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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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  • Q: Are the tests proctored?

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  • Q: I'm taking a course where I have to submit Touchstones. How long does it take for my Touchstone to be graded once it's submitted?

    A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.