- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 101
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination
Course SummaryTake English 104: College Composition I to jump start your degree and earn transferable college credit. This quick and affordable study resource allows you to strengthen your English composition skills at your own pace and learn from expert English instructors.
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English 104 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see whether you're ready to move on or still have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test to see if you're ready to earn credit. Use the study tools in the course to prepare for your final exam.
The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want. When you're ready, take the final exam.
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Distinguish and identify when to use important aspects of English grammar such as independent and dependent clauses, punctuation and pronouns.
- Apply good diction, style and tone to write clearly and logically.
- Organize, write and revise essays on different assigned topics that include a thesis statement, supported arguments, sources and structured paragraphs.
- Determine the appropriate sources to use for an essay and cite them properly.
- Identify the components of a good essay and apply these concepts in practice.
- Practice revising, reviewing and editing essays for spelling and grammar.
- Use context words to improve reading comprehension.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real ACE college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
- Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. You have 3 attempts on every quiz to get the highest score possible. You may continue to take each quiz as many times as you'd like, but only the highest of your first 3 attempts counts toward your final grade. When you've completed the course, we'll calculate this portion of your final grade by averaging your highest scores on the quizzes. You must complete all the required quizzes with a score of 80% or higher on each one to complete the course and access the proctored final exam. Chapter exams are for self-assessment and do not count toward your final grade.
- The assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. Your assignments will be graded by a Study.com instructor and the points you earn will count toward your overall course grade. You can only resubmit each assignment twice, so be sure to incorporate the feedback and comments you receive from the instructor before resubmitting.
- The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course. You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you receive an 85% on the final, that's 85 points toward your final grade.) You'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period. You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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How It Works:
The American Council on Education (ACE) has evaluated this college composition course and recommended it for 3 lower division college credits. To earn credit, follow these steps
- Identify if you need an introductory college composition course for your degree.
- Check with your registrar to see if your school is one of the 2,000 colleges and universities that accept credit from ACE-recommended courses.
- Complete English 104 by watching videos, taking short quizzes and completing practice exams.
- Contact our expert instructors if you ever have questions.
- Take the credit-granting English 104 exam on our site.
- Transfer credit to your school!
There are no prerequisites for this course.
|Conventions in Writing: Grammar||Learn about some of the important elements of English grammar, including independent and dependent clauses, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, punctuation usage, comma splices, parallelism, pronoun usage, subjects, verb tense, subject-verb agreement and dangling modifiers.|
|Conventions in Writing: Usage||Find out how to make your writing better by using good diction and developing your style, tone and point-of-view. Learn how to apply idioms, phrasal verbs, logical sentences and sentence clarity. Differentiate between the active and passive voice in writing.|
|How to Revise an Essay||Know how to write a thesis statement and topic sentence. Learn about essay organization, proper source usage, paragraph and sentence structure, argument formation and rhetorical devices.|
|Using Source Materials||Take a look at topics that will help you choose the right sources and use them correctly. Examine bibliographies, works cited pages, citations, reference materials, MLA format, APA citations and the Chicago citation style.|
|Parts of an Essay||Identify the different parts of an essay. Know how to brainstorm, write an outline, write a strong essay body, use transition sentences and structure an argument.|
|Essay Writing||Study the different types of essays, such as personal essays and persuasive essays. Learn to write quickly and practice your writing, editing and proofreading skills.|
|Reading and Understanding Essays||Improve reading comprehension by using context words. Learn how to determine the best audience for an essay and edit other peoples' essays.|
|Composition Best Practices: Theory and Application||Study compositional theory, and learn how to avoid common writing pitfalls. Apply tips for writing strong introductions, thesis statements, sentences, paragraphs and conclusions.|
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Before taking the exam, all of the following requirements must be met:
|A College Accelerator Study.com membership.|
|Completed the entire English 104: College Composition I course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
Please complete all of the pre-requirements in the Pre-Exam Checklist in order to take the exam.
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