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English Composition II

English Composition II

Sophia's English Composition II course is designed to build upon the concepts taught in English Composition I by focusing on a research perspective. In this course, you will be introduced to proper research techniques for academic writing and will practice navigating the steps of the research process, beginning with a research question and culminating in a final 6-8 page argumentative research essay. Full Description

  • Accepted for Credit Transfer by American Sentinel University
  • 3 semester credits at American Sentinel University
  • American Sentinel University Equivalency: Written Communication Elective

Category: Communication

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Description

English Composition II

Course Description
Sophia's English Composition II course is designed to build upon the concepts taught in English Composition I by focusing on a research perspective. In this course, you will be introduced to proper research techniques for academic writing and will practice navigating the steps of the research process, beginning with a research question and culminating in a final 6-8 page argumentative research essay. Additionally, you will gain experience interacting with and evaluating scholarly research sources outside of those chosen for your final essay.

Assessments and Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 9 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 7 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: 

  • Apply the basics of research writing
  • Develop effective research questions and thesis statements
  • Evaluate the types and quality of sources
  • Engage in meaningful analysis of research
  • Apply the principles and techniques of argumentative writing
  • Structure research essays effectively
  • Integrate research according to citation conventions
  • Improve rough drafts using revising and editing skills
  • Polish final drafts using proofreading skills

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. 

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        by Steven Z. on September 18, 2020
        I received a 90%. The challenges were easy, but the touchstones had terrible examples and vague/unclear rubrics which led to a significant drop in my overall grade. One of the articles for analysis was 20 years old. If the course was updated, I'd give it 5 stars.
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        by Mykala M. on September 18, 2020
        very challenging course! the sample touchstones are NOT helpful. just glad it’s over
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        by John M. on September 18, 2020
        One of the better courses, held back a lot by not allowing you to submit the touchstones whenever.
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        by Angel B. on September 17, 2020
        Thank you for all the knowledge you have bestowed on me. I can definitely say I got some enlightenment and was able to improve my english skills.
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        by Francisco T. on September 17, 2020
        Great course easy to do
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        by Ian W. on September 16, 2020
        I had James as the primary reviewer of my touchstones. He was very clear and helpful when it came to his critiques of my submissions. Overall, I had a positive experience.
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        by Aydn d. on September 16, 2020
        Very challenging, which I found enjoyable. I would have liked to be able to submit some touchstones at the same time (i.e. 3.1 and 3.2). Completing this course was a little slow. Regardless, the instructors/ markers were supportive and thorough. Great course!
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        by Tanisha C. on September 14, 2020
        Loved it!! Everyone was so helpful

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          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: 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?

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