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Course SummaryEnglish 105: College Composition II has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. Benefit from engaging lessons, mini quizzes and other resources in this self-paced course that can boost your college composition knowledge and help achieve your educational goals.
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- Comprehensive test covering all topics
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The course objective is to learn to research, write and cite sources for research papers.
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.
|Research Paper 1||40|
|Research Paper 2||40|
|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 assignment(s) 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 assignment(s) 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:
- Compose a short research proposal and create an outline
- Identify the components of a research paper
- Write a research paper
- Write an argumentative essay
- Compile research and determine appropriate resources for research papers
- Demonstrate how to correctly document sources
- Apply proper capitalization, punctuation and spelling
- Revise and edit essays
There are no prerequisites for this course; however, some students choose to complete English 104: College Composition I before taking Composition II.
English 105 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 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 105 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the English 105 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.
|Composing Research Proposals & Outlines||Learn about the components of research proposals, how to write them, essay outline formats and essay organization strategies.|
|Writing Research Papers||Go over the basic structure of essays, audience-focused theses, main ideas, strong body paragraphs and effective conclusions.|
|Writing Argumentative Research Essays||Explore examples of argumentative essays, the various parts of an argument, audience considerations, the use of supporting information and concluding statements.|
|Source Materials for Research Papers||Identify academic research sources, how to incorporate them into essays and techniques for evaluating the credibility of sources.|
|Documenting Sources for Essays||Review common essay formats, style guides, citation rules for printed and non-printed sources, annotated bibliographies, works cited page formats and tips for avoiding plagiarism.|
|Capitalization, Punctuation & Spelling in Research Essays||Brush up on grammar rules in regards to capitalization, spelling, proper usage, comma rules and punctuation guidelines.|
|Revising & Editing Essays||Point out some of the typical agreement and tense errors, then determine ways to improve your writing through changing your sentence structures, watching out for parallelisms, content editing, purpose and audience identification, proofreading and peer reviews.|
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|Completed the entire English 105: College Composition II course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
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|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
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