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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. Students will strengthen their writing skills and become more engaged readers and stronger critical thinkers. Full Description

  • Guaranteed Credit Transfer to EC-Council University
  • 3 semester credits at EC-Council University
  • EC-Council University Equivalency: Lower Level General Education
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Description

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. Students will strengthen their writing skills and become stronger critical thinkers.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You'll complete 13 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), and 4 Touchstone assessments (these are like 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

Reviews

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77 Student Reviews
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by Michael S. on March 26, 2020
Not that hard of a class.
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by Lukas W. on March 24, 2020
I love the option of having videos for the majority of challenges in this course. It helps a lot with my comprehension. The structure of this course is very easy to follow, and the instructors are great at responding even to your disagreements!
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by Lisa H. on March 23, 2020
I learned so much, glad I took it here so I could work on my own pace.
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by Nana Banyin T. on March 19, 2020
The course is very good and the way that it is structured makes it easier for people who are even learning English as a second language. I will recommend it to everyone.
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by Raymond B. on March 13, 2020
Good course, a lot of writing. Took some extended time to get the Touchstones back from grading, some assignments depend on those results to complete.
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by Giancarlo Z. on March 5, 2020
Great course, I really learned quite a bit! :-)
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by Karen R. on March 2, 2020
This course was a good refresher. I wasn't a fan of the instructor who they had for most of the course. I'd much rather see examples while someone is talking rather than watching someone speak. Some of the audio quality of the videos was rough as well, but the process wasn't too hard, and the grading had great feedback. With some of the medical issues I was having, Sophia did a great job working with me!
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by Md Iqbal H. on February 27, 2020
great course. easy and very educative.

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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.