English 104: College Composition
About this Course
Improve your reading comprehension and learn about grammatical conventions and rules of citation through English 104: College Composition, an online course offered by Education Portal. Our team of experienced professional educators put together the brief but thorough video lessons in this course to prepare you for the College Composition CLEP Exam, which can earn you real college credit. This course introduces you to the various parts of an essay and contains tips to help boost your writing skills, such as using strong diction and choosing appropriate tone and point-of-view. Once you've finished watching each video, you can take the accompanying self-assessment quiz to see how well you've retained the presented information.
|Conventions in Writing: Grammar||Learn about some of the important aspects of English grammar, like 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 with good diction, develop style, tone, point-of-view, idioms, phrasal verbs, active vs. passive voice, logical sentences and sentence clarity.|
|How to Revise an Essay||Study how to write a thesis statement and topic sentence. Learn about organizing an essay, using sources, structuring paragraphs, improving sentence structure, writing a great argument and using rhetorical skills.|
|Using Source Materials||Take a look at topics that will help you choose the right sources and use them correctly, like bibliographies, plagiarism, citations, reference materials, MLA format, APA citations, Chicago Citation Style and works cited page.|
|Parts of an Essay||Discover what it takes to put together a good essay by looking at how to engage readers, brainstorm, write an outline, write a strong essay body, use transition sentences and structure an argument.|
|Essay Writing||Study types of essay, like personal essays and persuasive essays. Learn to write quickly but well and practice essay writing, editing and proofreading for spelling and grammar.|
|Reading and Understanding Essays||Improve reading comprehension by using context words. Also learn about determining the best audience for an essay and peer editing.|
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All Videos in Conventions in Writing: Grammar
- 1. Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination
- 2. Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules
- 3. Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts
- 4. Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
- 5. Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods
- 6. Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences
- 7. What Are Personal Pronouns?
- 8. Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive
- 9. How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence
- 10. Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement
- 11. Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Uncommon Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns
- 12. What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?
- 13. Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership
All Videos in Conventions in Writing: Usage
- 1. How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?
- 2. How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View
- 3. How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs
- 4. Active and Passive Voice
- 5. How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons
- 6. Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences
- 7. Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences
All Videos in How to Revise an Essay
- 1. Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences
- 2. How to Organize an Essay
- 3. How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence
- 4. Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article
- 5. How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay
- 6. How to Structure Sentences in an Essay
- 7. How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure
- 8. How to Write a Great Argument
- 9. Using Rhetorical Skills to Write Better Essays
- 10. How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay
- 11. Logos, Ethos and Pathos: 3 Ways to Appeal to an Audience in Essays
- 12. How to Evaluate Reasoning
- 13. Point of View: First, Second & Third Person
- 14. How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences
- 15. Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing
All Videos in Using Source Materials
- 1. What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?
- 2. How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources
- 3. How to Read Citations in Texts and Bibliographies
- 4. Journal Article Citations
- 5. Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books
- 6. Citations from Magazines
- 7. How to Cite Online Sources
- 8. How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing
- 9. How to Make In-Text Citations
- 10. What is MLA Format?
- 11. How to Format APA Citations
- 12. What Is the Chicago Citation Style?
- 13. How to Make a Works Cited Page
All Videos in Parts of an Essay
- 1. How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal
- 2. What Is Brainstorming?
- 3. Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas
- 4. What is a Thesis Statement?
- 5. How to Write a Thesis Statement
- 6. How to Write an Outline
- 7. Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay
- 8. Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience
- 9. How to Write a Strong Essay Body
- 10. How to Write and Use Transition Sentences
- 11. How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay
All Videos in Essay Writing
- 1. How to Write a Strong Personal Essay
- 2. How to Write a Persuasive Essay and Use Several Sources
- 3. How to Write a Great Essay Quickly
- 4. Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing
- 5. Writing for Your Audience
- 6. How to Edit and Improve Essay Content
- 7. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar
- 8. What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them
- 9. Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays
- 10. How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt
All Videos in Composition Best Practices: Theory and Application
- 1. Effective Prewriting: Instructions and Examples
- 2. Thesis Development: Steps and Instructions
- 3. Essay Organization and Outline Building
- 4. Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences: Tips and Tricks
- 5. Common Writing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
- 6. Introductions and Conclusions: Best Practices and Advice
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