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Foundations of English Composition

Foundations of English Composition

Sophia's Foundations of English Composition course teaches foundational writing skills that will enable you to be successful in a college level English Composition course. You will learn how to construct sound sentences, craft effective paragraphs, and write cohesive compositions, developing your writing skills through all stages of the writing process. Full Description

  • Accepted for Credit Transfer by SNHU
  • 3 semester credits at SNHU
  • SNHU Equivalency: ENG-ELE English Elective

Category: English and Communication

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Description

Foundations of English Composition

Course Description
Sophia's Foundations of English Composition course teaches foundational writing skills that will enable you to be successful in a college level English Composition course. You will learn how to construct sound sentences, craft effective paragraphs, and write cohesive compositions, developing your writing skills through all stages of the writing process.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 8 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), 2 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), and 2 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:

  • Write Effective Sentences and Paragraphs
  • Write Effective 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.

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by Isabella C. on January 17, 2021
This course was good! The lessons are very easy, and the first touchstone is pretty easy as well. I found the last touchstone to be a bit more challenging, as there were lots of rubric requirements to follow, but the feedback on it was helpful. I learned a lot from this class! A great way to earn 3 credits.
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by Ryan M. on January 16, 2021
Easy course. Touchstone grading is pretty subjective.
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by Dominick C. on January 13, 2021
The instructor grading this course was extremely nit picky and resulted in a bad grade even though I used the sample as a template to my own work. Very disappointed. I feel discriminated against because of my topic of choice.
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by Andrea S. on January 13, 2021
The course gave great insight to the construction of sentences. The graders of papers should grade for the level of the class, and the content of paper...not assumptions.
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by Toby D. on January 8, 2021
This is awesome, thankyou so much.
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by Christel S. on January 6, 2021
The instructor is wonderful, and provides excellent, helpful, and (often humorous) feedback on essay assignments. I learned quite a bit from this course, especially what my weak areas are that need to be addressed. Thank you!!
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by Chrishel S. on January 5, 2021
I really enjoyed this course. It was fun and the touchstones were really great!
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by Tram T. on January 3, 2021
Great instuctors.

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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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