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Course SummaryEnglish 103: Analyzing and Interpreting Literature has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. This course's short lessons and quizzes can help you quickly boost your literary analysis skills. Study the course at any time and jumpstart your degree program!
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|Lesson 1 - Mandatory Reading List for English 103: Analyzing and Interpreting Literature|
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|Lesson 1 - Analyzing and Interpreting Literature: Assignments 1 & 2 - Analysis Essays|
The course objective is to learn to read, analyze, and write about elements in literary passages including poetry, prose and dramatic literature.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real 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. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. Two assignments are required for this course. You can access them here.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100 points.
- Your assignments will be graded by a Study.com instructor.
- The instructor will provide a graded rubric for you along with feedback on what you did well and what could be improved.
- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignments twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
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 earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, 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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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Infer the meaning of words using context clues such as connotation, denotation, tone and mood.
- Analyze different types of poetry including blank verse, free verse, narrative poems and lyric poetry
- Interpret the meaning in different types of prose such as novels, short stories and folktales
- Distinguish between different types of dramatic writing, including tragedy, comedy, farce, melodrama and mixed forms
- Define and summarize different literary terms such as metaphor, synecdoche, metonymy, clichés, equivocations, allusion, themes and motif
- Compare and contrast different types of points of view, including limited, objective and omniscient.
- Write and proofread literary analysis essays
There are no prerequisites for this course.
English 103 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. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
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This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete English 103 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the English 103 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Introduction to Analyzing and Interpreting Literature||See the basics of literary analysis and the steps for interpreting literature.|
|Interpreting Literature||Discover reading strategies you can use to better understand literature. Learn how to use context to determine the meaning of words and use things, like connotation, denotation, tone and mood, to better understand what you are reading.|
|Literary Terms||Dig into a study of literary terms, such as metaphor, synecdoche, metonymy, clichés, paradoxes, equivocations, similes, personification, irony, allusion, illusion, themes and motifs. Take a look types of point-of-view, like limited, objective and omniscient.|
|Prose||Examine prose to learn how to interpret the meaning in what you are reading. Find out more about types of prose, such as novels, novelettes, short stories, fables, folktales, myths and legends.|
|Short Fiction||Identify the elements of short stories and learn analysis techniques for American and British short stories.|
|Types of Poetry||Explore different types of poetry, including blank verse, free verse and narrative poems. Also take a look at lyric poetry, such as odes and sonnets.|
|Dramatic Literature||Analyze dramatic writing to learn what it is. In addition, learn about types of dramas, including tragedies, comedies, farce, melodrama and mixed forms.|
|Basics of Writing Essays||Learn some basic tips for writing essays. See how to write them quickly, to practice to get better and to proofread an essay for spelling and grammar. Also, study things like logical fallacies, audience opposition and writing a persuasive essay.|
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