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edX: English Composition

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Language, and the ability to communicate effectively are critical skills in the global economy. Writing and composition are vital to communicating your ideas clearly.

This introductory writing course will help you develop and express ideas effectively for a variety of purposes, audiences and occasions.

During the course, you will complete several major written projects, along with a reflection for each project. For each project, you can decide what level of technology you wish to use.

If you wish to earn university credit for the course we will ask you to complete a portfolio in which you demonstrate what you have learned. Specifically, you will address what you have learned in the course and provide evidence that you have acquired the skills and knowledge taught during the course. This is a 3-credit hour course at Arizona State University (ENG 101 First-Year Composition). It is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit.

Syllabus

This course is not intended to teach English; instead, it is designed to introduce students to rhetorical and compositional concepts, skills, and practices. Basic proficiency in English is a necessary prerequisite for successful completion of this course.

Although ENG 101 is a prerequisite to ENG 102 at Arizona State University, there is some flexibility in the Global Freshman Academy. That is, GFA students may take ENG 102 before completing ENG 101. However, some institutions require that students complete both ENG101 and ENG102 as part of general education requirements. For example, for students planning to enroll at Arizona State University, completing ENG101 before ENG102 makes sense because they will need to take both classes. If you plan on using credit earned in this course at another institution, be sure to check with that institution to determine requirements, procedures, and so forth.

This 7.5-week, three-credit course requires 135 hours of student work. Therefore, expect to spend approximately 18 hours per week preparing for and actively participating in this course. Bear in mind, however, that the exact time breakdown will vary from week to week, and you may need more or less time as you become acquainted with particular technologies and/or work on particular assignments.

This is an instructor paced-course, and late assignments will not be accepted at any point during the course.

In addition to turning projects in through the edX platform, you will also curate much of your work in an ePortfolio throughout English 101. In Week 7 of the course, you will turn your attention to crafting this ePortfolio as a professional website that you can continue to access after the course and use for a variety of personal and professional purposes.
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Cost Free Online Course
Provider edX
Language English
Hours 18 hours a week
Calendar 8 weeks long
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2 years ago
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I've been enjoying this course very much. The first week passed by so fast, and was it a very productive one! The tasks and activities can be complex and overwhelming but all geared for everyone to learn. The Course team is brilliant, the support staff is accommodating, you get to exchange discussion and information Read More
I've been enjoying this course very much. The first week passed by so fast, and was it a very productive one! The tasks and activities can be complex and overwhelming but all geared for everyone to learn. The Course team is brilliant, the support staff is accommodating, you get to exchange discussion and information with other students from different parts of the world, and as you delve deeper into the course materials, you simply learn! Am I really getting this at 0 cost? Amazing!
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful
9 months ago
Pilar Reyes partially completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
Excellent content and structure. This is a composition course, then learners are expected to write a lot. What I like about the activities is the methodology since participants are invited to reflect a lot, revise, correct, etc., exactly what writers do in real life. In short, there are demanding but rewarding assignme Read More
Excellent content and structure. This is a composition course, then learners are expected to write a lot. What I like about the activities is the methodology since participants are invited to reflect a lot, revise, correct, etc., exactly what writers do in real life. In short, there are demanding but rewarding assignments, lectures are high quality and help students, in my opinion, to understand the topics easily. The instructors are nice and care about learners' challenges.
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