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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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152 Student Reviews
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by Angela V. on May 25, 2018
The content of the course was thorough. However, the bulk of the tutorials were videos with no option to read them. I prefer the written Sophia tutorials. The videos in this course were from the same person and her presentation style, along with her constant hand gestures were distracting. It would have been more helpful to have a powerpoint presentation showing relevant information instead of having the teacher in the center of the videos.
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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 Katie G. on August 11, 2017
Easy class. There needs to be edits made to correct grammatical errors.
Sophia replied on August 11, 2017

Hi Katie— Congratulations on your successful course completion! While we can assure you that we have a thorough editing process in place, we invite you to reach out to our Learning Coach team if you ever have concerns about the course material. Congratulations again on completing the course!

— Chloe S. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Jameka T. on September 14, 2017
The content in the course was helpful in reading & learning, but I wish there was more structure practice to assist in forming a full essay. It would've been helpful with practicing the formatting, because this program went from creating a paragraph to a full essay. There should have been a bit more of a transition between the two.
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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 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 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 Charles B. on April 19, 2017
This class has really helped me with my writing skills.

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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.

  • Q: Does Sophia accept third-party payment for tuition, such as financial aid or military benefits?

    A: Sophia courses are not eligible for most third party payment methods. Course tuition is paid by the student, using a credit or debit card. Tuition is due at the time of course registration. Sophia offers a payment plan option for course tuition.

  • 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.

  • Q: Where do I get the textbooks for my course?

    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the courseroom, and are included in the course tuition.

  • 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.

  • Q: How do I know which courses I should take?

    A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.

  • Q: Are the tests proctored?

    A: Sophia courses utilize keyboard biometrics as an alternative to proctoring. No webcam is needed for a Sophia course.

  • 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.

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