- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 102
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Credit: Yes
Earn transferable credit by taking this course for credit.
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Course SummaryEnglish 104: College Composition I has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. The course is a convenient and inexpensive option for students who want to improve their writing skills and save time and money in school.
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The course objective is for you to understand and implement the various parts of essay composition and give you an understanding on how to use diction, tone, and point-of-view in your writing.
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. Three 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:
- 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.
- Choose 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.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
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. 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.
How Credit Recommendations Work
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 104 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the English 104 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|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.|
|Essay Types||Study the format and characteristics of different types of essays, such as personal essays, argumentative essays and persuasive essays.|
|Addressing the Audience of an Essay||Discover how to determine the best audience for an essay and respond to an essay prompt. Learn how to engage readers and appeal to an audience in an essay.|
|Developing an Essay||Identify the different parts of an essay. Learn how to brainstorm, write an outline, write a strong essay body, use transition sentences and structure an argument.|
|How to Structure Essays||Know how to write a thesis statement and topic sentence. Learn about essay organization, paragraph and sentence structure and argument formation.|
|Revising an Essay||Examine how to fix mistakes in writing, proofread essays, evaluate reasoning and peer review and edit other writers' essays.|
|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.|
|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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|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.|
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