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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Accepted for transfer by American Sentinel University.

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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.


769 Student Reviews
by Jonitza V. on October 21, 2020
if you want to pass you will. the class Is fairly easy. Mark is a great scorer as well
by Faith H. on October 21, 2020
I learned so much because the lessons are great. I do recommend taking this when you can dedicate time to writing essays. I absolutely needed the full amount of time to write. I am the kind of person who would have benefited from speaking to a professor in person about what they thought of my rough draft; and what they thought of this and etc. But overall, it was great, it just stressed me out. (That’s just me :0 )
by Mark P. on October 20, 2020
This is my first real attempt to complete an English Lit. course in more years that I care to count. I started a course earlier this year but had to drop the course. I am pleased with the way the classes are laid out, the help provided, and the style of teaching. I am looking forward to the next course with Sophia. Thank You, Mark Purnell
by Juan A. on October 20, 2020
Very Helpful
by Sergio A. on October 20, 2020
Loved it!
by Sobia A. on October 19, 2020
This course was useful, and a great refresher, and it helped me polish up my writing skills. Taking this course through Sophia.org was great, as it was manageable; completing this course at my own pace was helpful to balance work, school and life. It was helpful and informative, and assignments were graded in a timely manner with constructive feedback. I would recommend it to others.
by Raven W. on October 19, 2020
The courses work well, I felt in some instances the practice test was easier and less complicated than in the testing circumstances. Overall Sophia allows multiple avenues to learn.
by Nick C. on October 19, 2020
A little subjective at times, but overall a great course. My only issue I had with this course was grading times. I had to request an extension because it took almost 2 weeks to have one of my papers graded.


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    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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