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Course Description

Acquiring and developing the fundamentals of English composition is a vital skill that can be used in a variety of settings and situations. Being able to competently compose an essay and organize a thesis is not only useful in academic environments, but is also useful for business and personal applications. Learning and practicing the basic components introduced in this course will assist those in high school and college; it will help those who will be taking college and/or graduate school entrance exams. It will also assist anyone who is currently job hunting by helping them create coherent, concise written material during the interview process. For those already in the business world, this course will help you create written presentations and other materials required on the job. It will enhance and expand your writing ability and thinking process in the world of business. This course will also benefit those in supervisory positions where a great deal of writing is required. Lastly, it will help anyone enhance their personal written communication skills. 

There are eleven comprehensive lessons presented in an easy to follow, informative manner. The end of each lesson will provide you with multiple summary review questions so that you may effectively test your new found knowledge. We encourage you to use these self-test questions as well as a writing assignment to determine whether you are ready to move on to the next lesson or if you should review portions of the preceding lesson before taking the next step. Don't rush yourself. Making full use of this course, in its entirety, is the first step in becoming a master at using the written word to communicate your ideas and thoughts clearly and with great effect. 


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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1. Essay Writing as a Process

    Essay writing, unlike fiction or poetry writing, is a method of addressing specific points that the author is trying to convey to their particular audience.
  • Lesson 2. A Review of Grammar and Punctuation

    The lesson will provide you with a clear, basic refresher of the most important rules of grammar and punctuation that you will need when creating essays of any kind.
  • Lesson 3. The Structures of an Essay. Essay Writing

    The first lesson of this course focused on the 8 processes of creating any essay. This lesson will delve deeper and discuss the importance of specific portions and the intent of essay writing.
  • Lesson 4. Outlining

    Outlining will assist you in planning your essay and will help you to organize your information so you will have a step-by-step structure, on paper, to guide you through the development, research, and writing process.
  • Lesson 5. Developing a Powerful Thesis Statement

    This lesson will provide you with the tools needed to produce a highly effective thesis statement no matter what your topic or subject may be.
  • Lesson 6. Introduction to the Concept of Research

    Accurate and thorough research is as essential to your essay as a well developed thesis statement. This lesson will provide tools and knowledge about performing research that will help expedite the process for you.
  • Lesson 7. Rough Drafting or First Drafting

    Rough drafting is an important step in creating a well rounded, well written essay.
  • Lesson 8. The Revision Process

    This lesson will help clarify the finer points of revision and teach you some tips and hints that have been used by academics and professionals to create a satisfying, well written final product.
  • Lesson 9. Writing Effective Introductions and Conclusions

    This lesson will help you to write beginnings and ends that will have your audience anxious to read on and be satisfied at the finish.
  • Lesson 10. The Final Draft

    This Lesson will teach you how to wrap up the loose ends associated with your completed essay. It is mostly concerned with the final tasks you must complete before handing in or presenting your essay.
  • Lesson 11. Introduction to Style Guides

    Using the proper style guide is important in creating standard, well formatted essays. You can use all of these guides as you would a dictionary or other reference guide.
  • Lesson 12. Conclusion

    Developing your writing to the point of achieving your desired results every time, takes work, experience, and effort.
Course Title: English Composition 101
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
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Course Number: 7550410
Course Type: General Education
Course URL: http://composition.onlineclasses.com
Instructor: Daphnee St.Val
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Requirements: View Technical Requirements
Course Fee: Basic Course: $40.00 (no CEU Certification)
  with CEU Certification: $65.00
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CEU Value: 1.1 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
Standard: Course Adheres to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate correct usage of grammar and punctuation.
  • Describe the structure of an essay.
  • Create an outline.
  • Develop a powerful thesis statement.
  • Conduct research.
  • Create a rough draft.
  • Summarize the revision process.
  • Write effective introductions and conclusions.
  • Develop a final draft.
  • Describe appropriate style guide usage, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 1 ExamExam10
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 2 ExamExam10
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 3 ExamExam8
Lesson 4 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 4 ExamExam8
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 5 ExamExam9
Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 6 ExamExam8
Lesson 7 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 7 ExamExam10
Lesson 8 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 8 ExamExam10
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 9 ExamExam9
Lesson 10 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 10 ExamExam8
Lesson 11 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 11 ExamExam9
Final AssignmentAssignment25
The Final ExamExam29
Total Points:433

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