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Course for Credit at Athens State University

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 Athens State University
  • 3 semester credits at Athens State University
  • Athens State University Equivalency: ENG 101 English Composition I

Category: English and Communication

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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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61 Student Reviews
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by John G. on January 17, 2020
I enjoyed this course. The lessen plans are easy to follow and provided a great foundation for me to enhance my writing skill.
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by Kristen S. on January 15, 2020
The course was pretty good overall. Some of the grading on the touchstone papers seemed a bit harsh for the amount of effort I put into them.
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by Robert C. on January 14, 2020
This was a great class. I am very happy that I took it through Sophia as I was able to work at my own pace. The practice milestones really helped when preparing for the milestones.
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by Timothy T. on January 9, 2020
I finished this course in 3 1/2 weeks. Use all the information given to you and follow directions. Also, take your time on all the classwork & test and you'll do great!
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by Michael B. on December 20, 2019
I found the class to be very interesting. The subject matter was informational, but somewhat challenging.
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by Mary Mendy C. on December 10, 2019
I'm grateful to my Tutors for instilling so much knowledge in me. I have learned a lot and it will help me with my journey at the University.
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by Lawrence B. on December 5, 2019
Extremely comprehensive course, great explanations in written and video form. I'm looking forward to taking more classes with SOPHIA in the near future
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by Kristie B. on November 26, 2019
The professor that graded my papers was very insightful. Thank you!

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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 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.

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