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English Composition II

English Composition II

Sophia's English Composition II course is designed to build upon the concepts taught in English Composition I by focusing on a research perspective. In this course, you will be introduced to proper research techniques for academic writing and will practice navigating the steps of the research process, beginning with a research question and culminating in a final 6-8 page argumentative research essay. Full Description

  • Accepted for Credit Transfer by Lane College
  • 3 semester credits at Lane College
  • Lane College Equivalency: ENG 132 Composition II (Approval from Division Chair is necessary for credit transfer)

Category: Communications

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English Composition II

Course Description
Sophia's English Composition II course is designed to build upon the concepts taught in English Composition I by focusing on a research perspective. In this course, you will be introduced to proper research techniques for academic writing and will practice navigating the steps of the research process, beginning with a research question and culminating in a final 6-8 page argumentative research essay. Additionally, you will gain experience interacting with and evaluating scholarly research sources outside of those chosen for your final essay.

Assessments and Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 9 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 7 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: 

  • Apply the basics of research writing
  • Develop effective research questions and thesis statements
  • Evaluate the types and quality of sources
  • Engage in meaningful analysis of research
  • Apply the principles and techniques of argumentative writing
  • Structure research essays effectively
  • Integrate research according to citation conventions
  • Improve rough drafts using revising and editing skills
  • Polish final drafts using proofreading skills

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 Jessica N. on October 19, 2020
        Definitely takes the longest to complete out of all the courses. This is not a course you want to waste time on. Great class overall and VERY informative.
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        by Tracey C. on October 19, 2020
        I am beyond excited this has been an awesome yet tough course. Sophia is awesome
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        by zeke k. on October 19, 2020
        The professor was insightful and very detailed when helping.
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        by Dallas F. on October 19, 2020
        Very good course. My papers were graded in a timely manner with excellent feedback provided.
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        by Barbara G. on October 19, 2020
        This course took much longer than expected to complete, with reviewers taking 7 days to grade most papers, and the grading expectations seemed inconsistent.
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        by YVONNE M. on October 19, 2020
        The course was an extreme amount of work. It was very challenging. Make certain before you take it that your writing skills especially citations are on point. Study the APA manual. The graders are excellent! You will learn a lot and become a better writer by the end of the course. Be ready to put the work in. The course required more work than Strayer University courses but the fact that you can transfer credits is well worth it!
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        by Angelica M. on October 19, 2020
        Thank you so much! I have learned a lot, my writing is not the same for sure :D
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        by Kerri S. on October 19, 2020
        This course was not worth it. It was difficult to deal with several different graders and they gave feedback that another graded would say do not do it that way. Grading took way too long in between assignments!!! Horrible experience!

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