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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 Purdue Global
  • 5 quarter credits at Purdue Global
  • Purdue Global Equivalency: CM220 - Composition II

Category: English and 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 Deonte W. on September 25, 2020
Take your time if you’re not great with English but if you are it’s a walk in the park
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by Laura R. on September 25, 2020
Really challenged me!
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by Cole C. on September 25, 2020
Slightly more time consuming than the other courses I have take on here but well worth it!! The grading was very fair and constructive. Dr. Shelton D. Wright gave me some very valuable feedback and I really appreciated his insight! Great course!!
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by jeremy m. on September 25, 2020
helped me grow as a writer and Victor gives great insights on how to perfect your writing style
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by John T. on September 25, 2020
So it’s as much work as the average class on here, PLUS you have to write 5 multipage essays. It wouldn’t be such a big deal if there weren’t milestones, but there are milestones on top of the essays. Far and away the most time I’ve needed to take for a class. I wish there was some warning. Do not pick up unless you’ve got plenty of time to address this class without a full schedule.
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by CHRISTOPHER Q. on September 25, 2020
I enjoyed the step by step process of this course. Clear and simple. That is how I learn the best.
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by Nick B. on September 25, 2020
Professor Fasolino’s feedback helped me improved my writing and tone. I notice the difference big time now.
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by Matthew M. on September 24, 2020
Was difficult but eye opening and good knowledge. Also applaud the quick responses to my emails and fixing of grades.

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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.

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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.

  • 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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