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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 students to be successful in a college level English Composition course. Students will learn how to construct sound sentences, craft effective paragraphs, and write cohesive compositions, developing their writing skills through all stages of the writing process. Full Description

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  • 2 semester credits at Ashford University
  • Ashford University Equivalency: Written Communication Core Competency I

Category: English and Communication

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Using problem-based learning and real-world situations, this course teaches you how to apply knowledge in practical and relevant contexts. Our Many Ways™ learning model features multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each concept so you can find a style that meshes with your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all-around smarter way to learn.

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

In Sophia's Foundations of English Composition course, you will complete a series of formative and summative assessments comprised of 8 Challenge assessments, 2 Milestone assessments, and 2 Touchstone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Write Effective Sentences and Paragraphs
  • Write Effective Essays

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149 Student Reviews
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by Chasta G. on November 14, 2019
Very easy and quick!
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by Deion V. on November 2, 2019
Easy enough to understand, could use a little more explanation on certain topics like correct punctuation.
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by Danielle C. on October 31, 2019
Course was short and fairly easy to complete. Very basic English course. It was nice to have someone actually read your assignment and provide feedback. I would recommend adding an estimated time that the review will take, in order to set proper expectations.
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by William C. on October 31, 2019
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by Danny D. on October 30, 2019
A wonderful course very thought provoking sessions
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by Sharon D. on October 25, 2019
The course overall was satisfactory. Submitting the paragraphs and thesis were not very clear. I submitted as instructed and was told that my items would be scored only to have a message tell me I did not complete the course. Thankfully, the course completion date was extended so I could resubmit.
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by Ryan S. on October 25, 2019
This course is a great refresher. I would recommend this course.
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by Stephanie T. on October 25, 2019
This course is what it claims to be, a solid foundational writing course. Challenges provide good information, be prepared to write short and medium length essays.

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    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.

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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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