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  • 12
    Lessons
  • 25
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 11
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.1
    CEUs
  • 1,877
    Students
    have taken this course
 
 
 
 
 

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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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. 36 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Basic Guide to Essay Writing; Essay Information; Types of Essays
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

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. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Grammar and Writing; Online Writing Lab; Punctuation Made Simple
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

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. 33 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: 50 Argument Essay Ideas; Audience
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

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. 33 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Main Components for Outlines; Solutions for Writer's Block; Writing an Effective Outline
  • Take Poll: Outlines
  • Take Poll: Writer's Block
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

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. 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Thesis Statements; What is a thesis?
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

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. 33 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Research; Research Papers
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7. Rough Drafting or First Drafting

Rough drafting is an important step in creating a well rounded, well written essay. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Article: Tips for Writing a Rough Draft
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

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. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: 10 Tips for Effective Editing; Improve Your Writing
  • Take Poll: Revising
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

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. 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Conclusion Strategies; Writing an Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

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. 33 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Essay Format; Essay Revision; Revising the Draft
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

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. 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: APA Style; Chicago Style Formatting; MLA Style
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12. Conclusion

Developing your writing to the point of achieving your desired results every time, takes work, experience, and effort. 54 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: 10 Simple Improvements; Writing Skills; Writing Tips
  • Take Poll: Final Course Poll - Your Opinion
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Final Assignment
  • Complete: The Final Exam
429
Total Course Points
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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.
  • Know 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.
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Course Title: English Composition 101
Course Number: 7550410
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: General Education
CEU Value: 1.1 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
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
Instructor: Daphnee St.Val
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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