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English Composition I

English Composition I

Sophia's English Composition I course takes you through the stages of the writing process, from brainstorming and drafting through revision and proofreading. You will strengthen you writing skills and become a more engaged reader and stronger critical thinker. Full Description

  • Accepted for Credit Transfer by American Sentinel University
  • 3 semester credits at American Sentinel University
  • American Sentinel University Equivalency: ENG105 Beginning Writing or ENG110 English Composition

Category: Communication

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Description

English Composition I

Course Description
Sophia's English Composition I course takes you through the stages of the writing process, from brainstorming and drafting through revision and proofreading. You will strengthen you writing skills and become a more engaged reader and stronger critical thinker.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 13 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), and 4 Touchstone assessments (these are written assignments) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the basic elements and goals of English composition
  • Write effective sentences and paragraphs
  • Employ proper grammar, punctuation, and mechanics usage
  • Articulate the stages of the writing process
  • Apply writing and revising techniques to narrative, comparison/contrast, informative, and argumentative 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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by Marty S. on September 18, 2020
This course was challenging and I had fun learning!
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by ALAN L. on September 18, 2020
The course was well put together and easy to understand. Kurtis was a great instructor and I enjoyed reading the feedback he provided on my submitted essays. I look forward to taking other Sophia courses in the near future.
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by Antonia D. on September 17, 2020
Excellent course great to learn the fundamentals of writing.
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by Lilith A. on September 17, 2020
As most English classes are, this one was extremely biased. In some cases, the answer that I thought was correct, and the "proper" answer were different. Of course, this is to be expected of all English courses, so this one was still quite good.
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by Angela A. on September 17, 2020
The convenience of getting the writing done on my own time really saved me with this class. I actually feel like the breakdown of this course was a lot easier to absorb than in a classroom setting for me.
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by Jenise P. on September 17, 2020
Sophia.com has enabled me to tap into a side of me that enjoys writing - who knew!! I had to retake this course since I took it over it over 30 years ago and the credits were nontransferable. The class content, the instructors, all excellent. I've already recommended Sophia.com to my family and frinds
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by Michael B. on September 16, 2020
Alot of work for an intro English course but very informative.
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by Janet S. on September 16, 2020
This was a very well organized course and definitely college level. The feedback from instructors on essays was helpful. It's too bad we have no way to communicate. On my last essay I had some unusual documents as references and spent over an hour researching correct APA formatting for those particular types of documents (personal testimony in a court hearing and a government policy statement). There were specific in-text and reference guidelines that differed from typical formatting, but I was downgraded for it.

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  • Q: What does "Try it for Free" mean?

    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 membership, such as financial aid or military benefits?

    A: Sophia is not a college or university and is not eligible for financial aid, military benefits, or other third-party payments. A Sophia membership is considered an out-of-pocket educational expense.

  • 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 as part of a Sophia membership.

  • 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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