English Composition II

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As a continuation of the lessons in English Composition I, this college English composition course focuses on writing analysis and argument. Lessons also explore academic research writing, critical thinking, citation, and documentation.

Students who took the first college English composition course will use a variety of readings to develop several modes of writing, including evaluation, literary analysis, classification, media analysis, illustration, and research-based writing.

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12/8/14 by jhixson4

Great course!

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11/9/14 by katieroseh

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10/27/14 by Discovertoysto

Great method of learning and achieving good results. Learn grammar, punctuation skills, and an overall guide to English literature.

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10/27/14 by Discovertoysto

Great method of learning and achieving good results. Learn grammar, punctuation skills, and an overall guide to English literature.

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10/20/14 by jessesos

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10/15/14 by logan.johnson9

This course was confusing and inconsistency in grading of papers

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10/15/14 by logan.johnson9

This course was confusing and inconsistency in grading of papers

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10/8/14 by unknown.straighterline

The overall course content was mediocre. However, the worst aspect of my experience with both ENG101 and ENG102 was the incompetence of the personnel working the courses. From graders being unable to correctly fill out rubrics to the professor not being able to correctly read an MLA works cited page to the course manager refusing to address problems and chastising me because she did not even know what her own course assignment directions said. If this course had been offered by a brick and mortar institution I would have been a regular visitor to the Provost because of the gross incompetence at every level.

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10/7/14 by memurphy1994

It was a challenging course, however it provided some wonderful opportunities for growth and improvement in writing skills.

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10/7/14 by cindyv112312

This class can be easy if you turn in your drafts , and make sure you read the Frankenstein book

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10/6/14 by nykanna

You will be surprised by how much more challenging ENG102 is compared to ENG101. You will have a huge workload--a total of seven papers from 800-2000 words--probably more than any other course. You will find the assignments interesting with a lot of freedom to write creatively. You will find that some quizzes ask about things which are not presented in the topic. You will be graded strictly--do not expect to get higher than 80 percent on each assignment, no matter how good your work is. You will be satisfied with this course if you are looking for a chance to practice or refine your writing skills. If you do not have a lot of experience in writing college papers, you are better off attempting a less challenging course.

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9/28/14 by michael.graff91

Its really hard. Make sure you know MLA

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9/28/14 by michael.graff91

Its really hard. Make sure you know MLA

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9/26/14 by jennyr

This course is pretty basic. The lesson presentations are not very specific. It does require you, however, to write a good variety of essays.

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9/26/14 by jennyr

This course is pretty basic. The lesson presentations are not very specific. It does require you, however, to write a good variety of essays.

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9/23/14 by cheeryo_82

This class met my expectations. I am glad I chose to use this type of course delivery rather than spending the time going to traditional classes. This particular class was much more convenient online.

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9/23/14 by cheeryo_82

This class met my expectations. I am glad I chose to use this type of course delivery rather than spending the time going to traditional classes. This particular class was much more convenient online.

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9/19/14 by bhamguy35206

The course is very well organized and flows well, however, the Frankenstein component, in my opinion, is antiquated. Although I realize the purpose, it seems that there are many novels that could be assigned that are better and more recent.

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9/19/14 by bhamguy35206

The course is very well organized and flows well, however, the Frankenstein component, in my opinion, is antiquated. Although I realize the purpose, it seems that there are many novels that could be assigned that are better and more recent.

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9/16/14 by Capitals51

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9/14/14 by yakov234

An excellent course, especially the draft option, it helped me the most to enhance my writing.

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9/14/14 by yakov234

An excellent course, especially the draft option, it helped me the most to enhance my writing.

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9/11/14 by katieroseh

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9/9/14 by kingsleyezeibe

I find that the grading is not consistent with the overall lectures and learning material. I found a lot of grammatical errors and felt some of the printed lecture materials contained information which was rather 'fuzzy' and unclear.

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9/9/14 by kingsleyezeibe

I find that the grading is not consistent with the overall lectures and learning material. I found a lot of grammatical errors and felt some of the printed lecture materials contained information which was rather 'fuzzy' and unclear.

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9/9/14 by yehoshuashimon

The course provided me with the proper tools to complete all assignments and improve my writing skills

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9/9/14 by yehoshuashimon

The course provided me with the proper tools to complete all assignments and improve my writing skills

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9/8/14 by mehbuba1164

Very good course.Informative and effective learning ways to educate.

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9/4/14 by lani

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9/4/14 by siriuslydi

This was much more challenging and comprehensive than I expected.

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8/29/14 by dablanton

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8/26/14 by nursemartypn

The course challenged my writing skills and refreshed my grammarical areas

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8/26/14 by nursemartypn

The course challenged my writing skills and refreshed my grammarical areas

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8/20/14 by sunshineglynn143

This 3 credit class is time intensive. I put more hours into this course than any 3 credit course I took in college. There were many spelling/grammatical errors in the lessons and you were tested on information that was not given in the lessons. Furthermore, each topic asked you to read the "OWL" resources, without providing a specific link to the info they wanted you to review. I would not recommend this course to anyone.

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8/20/14 by sunshineglynn143

This 3 credit class is time intensive. I put more hours into this course than any 3 credit course I took in college. There were many spelling/grammatical errors in the lessons and you were tested on information that was not given in the lessons. Furthermore, each topic asked you to read the "OWL" resources, without providing a specific link to the info they wanted you to review. I would not recommend this course to anyone.

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8/15/14 by mbrancato3

Good assignments. Lessons presented well.

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8/15/14 by mbrancato3

Good assignments. Lessons presented well.

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8/12/14 by jhixson4

Great course!

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8/10/14 by unknown.straighterline

The overall course content was mediocre. However, the worst aspect of my experience with both ENG101 and ENG102 was the incompetence of the personnel working the courses. From graders being unable to correctly fill out rubrics to the professor not being able to correctly read an MLA works cited page to the course manager refusing to address problems and chastising me because she did not even know what her own course assignment directions said. If this course had been offered by a brick and mortar institution I would have been a regular visitor to the Provost because of the gross incompetence at every level.

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8/9/14 by mehbuba1164

Very good course.Informative and effective learning ways to educate.

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8/8/14 by dghtroftheking

It was fairly clear and broken down into manageable sections.

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8/8/14 by albertobulcao

English Compostition II

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8/8/14 by renee_health

Good Course. Thanks.

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8/8/14 by dghtroftheking

It was fairly clear and broken down into manageable sections.

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8/8/14 by albertobulcao

English Compostition II

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8/8/14 by renee_health

Good Course. Thanks.

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8/7/14 by sararosenw

this course requires alot of writing i wish it didn

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8/6/14 by cmart4634

It was well scripted and tough

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8/4/14 by blessig1

I enjoyed the course very much. reading Frankenstein was most enjoyable. The papers were a little tedious but manageable. Despite following the instructions and reviewing the sample papers, I felt the graders of the papers were a little harsh in their grading.

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7/31/14 by McLeesterL

Great course. Loved the variety of papers.

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7/31/14 by aakash.k

This course was challenging but if you spend a certain number of hours everyday it is possible to complete the course. Overall, I like how the professors made this course. Plus, the best part is it is self-paced and Academic Advisors are available to answer any questions related to the course.

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7/31/14 by lplourde

This class definitely helped to better prepare me to write college papers. The work was challenging and interesting.

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7/31/14 by McLeesterL

Great course. Loved the variety of papers.

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7/31/14 by aakash.k

This course was challenging but if you spend a certain number of hours everyday it is possible to complete the course. Overall, I like how the professors made this course. Plus, the best part is it is self-paced and Academic Advisors are available to answer any questions related to the course.

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7/31/14 by lplourde

This class definitely helped to better prepare me to write college papers. The work was challenging and interesting.

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7/30/14 by rivkasm

I feel I have gained a tremendous amount

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7/30/14 by rivkasm

I feel I have gained a tremendous amount

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7/29/14 by islandtime4

This course provided more in-depth concepts to those presented in English Composition I. The focus of this course was more on real life applications.

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7/29/14 by islandtime4

This course provided more in-depth concepts to those presented in English Composition I. The focus of this course was more on real life applications.

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7/28/14 by dmbarfoot7

Excellent course especially for those who are self motivated. Can be done quickly. Make sure to always do the drafts to get excellent feedback before submitting final papers.

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7/28/14 by dmbarfoot7

Excellent course especially for those who are self motivated. Can be done quickly. Make sure to always do the drafts to get excellent feedback before submitting final papers.

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7/27/14 by quintonsmith44

It's pretty simple, but there is always a way to get help if needed.

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7/27/14 by quintonsmith44

It's pretty simple, but there is always a way to get help if needed.

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7/22/14 by m.kendricken

This course is very clear and well paced. Definitely not something to jam into a couple weeks though. A lot of writing is involved. However the 1st draft submission and editing and the tutor service provided are excellent and are definitely not to be missed!

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7/22/14 by Saenos

It was good, but could use some tune ups on the flow.

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7/22/14 by m.kendricken

This course is very clear and well paced. Definitely not something to jam into a couple weeks though. A lot of writing is involved. However the 1st draft submission and editing and the tutor service provided are excellent and are definitely not to be missed!

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7/22/14 by Saenos

It was good, but could use some tune ups on the flow.

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7/14/14 by goldenangel4christ

The course in itself was very succinct and informational. The issues I experienced with the course pertained to the grading method and how the material was presented - the lecture material did not always correspond with the assigned quizzes.

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7/14/14 by goldenangel4christ

The course in itself was very succinct and informational. The issues I experienced with the course pertained to the grading method and how the material was presented - the lecture material did not always correspond with the assigned quizzes.

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7/10/14 by memurphy1994

It was a challenging course, however it provided some wonderful opportunities for growth and improvement in writing skills.

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7/10/14 by cindyv112312

This class can be easy if you turn in your drafts , and make sure you read the Frankenstein book

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7/8/14 by sararosenw

this course requires alot of writing i wish it didn

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7/3/14 by shevweiss

This course contained many compositions allowing you to review and analyze the book Frankenstein. In addition, there were quizzes and one final exam on the comprehension of Frankenstion. There were also other compositions that further advance your knowledge of researching and critically analyzing other pieces of literature.

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7/1/14 by catsgrant1

The course was easy, but had too many assignments.

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6/24/14 by janilovess

The course was really easy to complete. I did the self-paced option and was really please with how quickly the Professors returned their feedback on the essays submitted.

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6/24/14 by Otterotkb

This course covers a lot of basic composition analyses formats and gives helpful feedback to build your writing skills.

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6/24/14 by janilovess

The course was really easy to complete. I did the self-paced option and was really please with how quickly the Professors returned their feedback on the essays submitted.

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6/24/14 by Otterotkb

This course covers a lot of basic composition analyses formats and gives helpful feedback to build your writing skills.

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6/23/14 by daniellecc

The course covered a classic novel: Frankenstein as the required read. We wrote papers in each section (10 altogether) but they weren't too bad, just a few pages each. We learned different types of papers and how to write them.

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6/23/14 by daniellecc

The course covered a classic novel: Frankenstein as the required read. We wrote papers in each section (10 altogether) but they weren't too bad, just a few pages each. We learned different types of papers and how to write them.

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6/18/14 by iimohiuddin

Honestly I thought it was awful. I have taken many English courses in the past and this one offers no feedback on your papers and grades completely unfair. Not to mention that the grammar in some of the quizzes is incorrect and words are misspelled...this is an ENGLISH class, how can you misspell the quizzes? Ridiculous.

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6/18/14 by iimohiuddin

Honestly I thought it was awful. I have taken many English courses in the past and this one offers no feedback on your papers and grades completely unfair. Not to mention that the grammar in some of the quizzes is incorrect and words are misspelled...this is an ENGLISH class, how can you misspell the quizzes? Ridiculous.

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6/10/14 by nykanna

You will be surprised by how much more challenging ENG102 is compared to ENG101. You will have a huge workload--a total of seven papers from 800-2000 words--probably more than any other course. You will find the assignments interesting with a lot of freedom to write creatively. You will find that some quizzes ask about things which are not presented in the topic. You will be graded strictly--do not expect to get higher than 80 percent on each assignment, no matter how good your work is. You will be satisfied with this course if you are looking for a chance to practice or refine your writing skills. If you do not have a lot of experience in writing college papers, you are better off attempting a less challenging course.

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6/8/14 by cmart4634

It was well scripted and tough

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6/5/14 by godscherished

This course was helpful in learning about lots of different writing styles and techniques. The papers were graded fairly fast which also was helpful!

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6/3/14 by eeu9812

The course was laid out plainly and clearly. It was easy to understand what I needed to do. However, I did not like having to read a horror story as a required part of the assignments.

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6/3/14 by rfarris

it was okay

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6/1/14 by naomiclark24

This course provides simple, straightforward experience and understanding of english composition in depth.

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5/6/14 by godscherished

This course was helpful in learning about lots of different writing styles and techniques. The papers were graded fairly fast which also was helpful!

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4/9/14 by lani

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4/9/14 by siriuslydi

This was much more challenging and comprehensive than I expected.

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4/8/14 by blessig1

I enjoyed the course very much. reading Frankenstein was most enjoyable. The papers were a little tedious but manageable. Despite following the instructions and reviewing the sample papers, I felt the graders of the papers were a little harsh in their grading.

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3/7/14 by shevweiss

This course contained many compositions allowing you to review and analyze the book Frankenstein. In addition, there were quizzes and one final exam on the comprehension of Frankenstion. There were also other compositions that further advance your knowledge of researching and critically analyzing other pieces of literature.

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3/6/14 by eeu9812

The course was laid out plainly and clearly. It was easy to understand what I needed to do. However, I did not like having to read a horror story as a required part of the assignments.

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3/6/14 by rfarris

it was okay

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1/7/14 by catsgrant1

The course was easy, but had too many assignments.

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1/6/14 by naomiclark24

This course provides simple, straightforward experience and understanding of english composition in depth.

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9/18/13 by kjkrushinski

This course was challenging. It has helped me to become a better writer.

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9/17/13 by cb.beachrat

Excellent self-paced course.

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9/5/13 by caitlin.r

It was very understandable and helpful. I like the self-paced style and the relaxed atmosphere.

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9/3/13 by yehudisf

The courses requirements are easy to fill and the writings are fun to do. The quizzes were straight forward and easy to prepare for.

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9/2/13 by yittyk

Engllish composition is composed of quizzes and essays on different writing stratergies.

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8/26/13 by saschkenasy

In this course one learns how to write research essays in a guided way.

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8/21/13 by samserene

This course requires a high degree of concentration and personal study, since assignments are largely dependent upon what you can come up with.

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8/15/13 by mushkie43

Very helpful course. Cover all different types of essay writing which is helpful.

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8/14/13 by kafunky_a

Too many papers to write

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8/13/13 by heneimatov

English Composition II will help develop a student's writing skills at a higher level, preparing him or her to function well and professionally in the real world.

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8/10/13 by khalif147

Eng ll overall was fair

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8/8/13 by sarajaffe9

overall review of many broad topics in reading and writing

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8/7/13 by laijagrace

this course reviewed language use, evaluation,illustration, and classification.

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8/3/13 by mrhoads112ul

I great course to complete the GE English requirements. The writing assignments, with instructor feedback, helped in improving my writing skills.

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8/2/13 by ridkey247

This course was set up very well. It was easy to navigate, and the assignments were graded quickly. My only complaint was the course sections were in a bad format.

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7/31/13 by Delynn10

enjoyable

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7/29/13 by s649618

This class was helpful, but i feel the work load for a general education course was to high since I took this class in school, and it was a lot less work.

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7/27/13 by opeteo

Very thorough. Learned a lot.

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7/23/13 by cruz.antonio.aguilar

The teachers respond quickly to all the work I submit, and they give helpful suggestions for improvement.

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7/23/13 by chavivaf

It was a very clear and interesting course. I feel I have gained a lot of knowledge and improved my writing skills. Thank you very much.

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7/22/13 by tbwyo

Nice mix of literary concepts in order to learn how to write well developed research papers on any subject.

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7/13/13 by alicia.m.lamb

It was pretty good, but there was a lot of writing, and once or twice both graders disagreed with each other. So I got a higher grade on my draft then on my final.

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7/8/13 by s.rieger10

This was a good course and challenging. What I did not like was that there was no "verbal" feedback on the essays. Just a letter grade. It would have been more helpful if there were some comments made.

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7/1/13 by d.laborde

This class is not terribly difficult. what is frustrating is that they give you different graders between the draft and the final of a paper, and so you do not get consistent feedback/grading.

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5/30/13 by mona.elkhatib

Amazing class!

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5/22/13 by matteo

Great organization. Prompt responses. Clear lectures. Presentation format is a little obnoxious.

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5/18/13 by Da_Show_Stopper_17

Full of content. The quizzes were a lot easier than the essays.

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5/17/13 by mary.c

This course provides a thorough understanding of the different types of writing.It was extremely helpful to have specific sources to use (OWL Purdue). To do the course properly, you really need to complete all the reading from additional sources. The work is comparable to online courses that I've taken at my college, and has definitely surpassed some of those. I liked being able to work at my own pace. I usually do poorly at testing because of memory problems, but because of the way the course was set up, the quizzes were short, and I was able to complete them well enough.

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12/2/12 by clharle

1) It was extremely challenging, especially the essays. They really made me think outside the box sometimes.
2) The essay evaluations-95% of the time they were very encouraging yet full of CONSTRUCTIVE criticism.
3) I liked the subscription idea. It was the least expensive option for me, and pushes you to complete the course in a certain time frame.

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12/1/12 by c.granby60

At first, it was difficult because I have never done a course on line, but it was interesting and educative. Getting a new experience using the on-line course was challenging.

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11/30/12 by maleofhot

Covered a good amount of topics

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11/30/12 by clharle

1) It was extremely challenging, especially the essays. They really made me think outside the box sometimes.
2) The essay evaluations-95% of the time they were very encouraging yet full of CONSTRUCTIVE criticism.
3) I liked the subscription idea. It was the least expensive option for me, and pushes you to complete the course in a certain time frame.

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11/28/12 by kbehinger

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11/27/12 by c.granby60

At first, it was difficult because I have never done a course on line, but it was interesting and educative. Getting a new experience using the on-line course was challenging.

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11/27/12 by jessielynn72

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11/25/12 by maleofhot

Covered a good amount of topics

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11/21/12 by chichiemeka22

Everything is perfect.

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11/20/12 by hanover1517

Everything was made understandable. The concepts were explained as they would apply to you in real life.

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11/18/12 by ricky.smith774

For me it was the interpretation of the book Frankenstein. By using this text, which was an unexpected surprise, the coursework gave me an overview of what was needed to analyze and interpret literature. The writing assignments were fun.

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11/15/12 by andersonbm13

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11/7/12 by majhusker

I enjoyed learning about the various types of essays. They will benefit me as I go on to Master's degree.

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11/6/12 by timothy.austen

I enjoyed learning how to find deeper meaning in the things I was reading. Overall I enjoyed the Frankenstein portion of the course the best because of this. The rest of the course seemed somewhat 'tacked on' by comparison, just a series of filler essays.

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11/5/12 by kenzleej13

I enjoyed that it was a self paced course that still required a decent amount of work and effort.

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11/5/12 by chichiemeka22

Everything is perfect.

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11/2/12 by hanover1517

Everything was made understandable. The concepts were explained as they would apply to you in real life.

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10/29/12 by ricky.smith774

For me it was the interpretation of the book Frankenstein. By using this text, which was an unexpected surprise, the coursework gave me an overview of what was needed to analyze and interpret literature. The writing assignments were fun.

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10/25/12 by ebskaist

I enjoyed this fast paste course, and it was so educational as if I was sitting in a face to face classroom!

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10/22/12 by joygergle

i like going at my own pace because i was able to do my regular daily activities.

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10/15/12 by Tzipmendelowitz

I like the review activities because they really helped with the quizzes.

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10/10/12 by swaims

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10/2/12 by majhusker

I enjoyed learning about the various types of essays. They will benefit me as I go on to Master's degree.

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10/1/12 by timothy.austen

I enjoyed learning how to find deeper meaning in the things I was reading. Overall I enjoyed the Frankenstein portion of the course the best because of this. The rest of the course seemed somewhat 'tacked on' by comparison, just a series of filler essays.

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I liked reading and analyzing Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

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I liked reading Frankenstein and writing papers that reflected themes from the story.

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I liked reading the book Frankenstein because I was able to understand it for the first time.

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5/27/12 by nelliott1

I liked reading and analyzing Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

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5/26/12 by lisabryant05

I liked reading Frankenstein and writing papers that reflected themes from the story.

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I liked reading the book Frankenstein because I was able to understand it for the first time.

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5/22/12 by dalifer18

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I liked the overall criticism, which gave me a better idea what was expected of me.

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5/19/12 by sjkillian2003

I liked that fact that the essay papers were not extreme.

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I liked that fact that the essay papers were not extreme.

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3/29/12 by bskaist

I really feal that I improved my writing skills by taking this course. By submitting my rough drafts to sartthinking, it allowed me to learn what I have to improve on in my writing. Thank you for a wonderful program.

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3/24/12 by loverofgod14

I realy liked the presentations that had activities during the presentation to keep me engaged.

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3/19/12 by cv.randy

I thought the examination of the novel was good. It opened my eyes to different interpretations.

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I was able to complete it on my own time.

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2/28/12 by moshemonsey

i liked that the graders were very quick in grading the papers because it allowed me to finish in a shorter amount of time

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I liked that you can get all the information on the website

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I liked that you could go at your own pace. I liked this because I was able to devote a lot of time in the beginning to get the course done.

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The course was very challenging. I had to work extremely hard to finish it. I enjoyed the course materials and feel they were presented in an easy to understand format. I like the fact that much of the course gave audio as well as visual lessons.

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2/1/12 by robholladay1

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1/31/12 by skborlin

The course was well laid out. It seemed to cover everything I could think of as far as the topic was concerned. All-in-all it was an excellent means of working at my own pace to complete my prerequisites.

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1/14/12 by franciscabisong

I liked the aspect of narative essay.

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1/9/12 by devontay_hogan

The quizzes because the were easy to understand.

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1/8/12 by dfdff79

I liked the book Frankenstein and the quizes on it. Enjoyed the novel.

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12/31/11 by 0leilani8

The topics covered were very helpful.

I also liked that we were able to have a Smarthinking tutor review each paper before turning it in.

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12/27/11 by brianmrobertson

The writing assignments were a good way to put the course information to use.

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12/20/11 by westrick

I liked the cost, being able to work on the course whenever I wanted to, the way it was very easy to contact StraighterLine for help, and the way this course had less review activities.

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12/10/11 by osanuth

I liked the essays and the book "frankenstien"

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11/19/11 by ronaldemail1

I liked the feedback in the compositions. It is very effective to
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11/16/11 by timothy

I liked the flexibility

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11/10/11 by s.keophalychanh

I liked the freedom of choice, being able to skip around to other topics. The variety of subjects.

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8/30/11 by dalifer18

I liked the opinion essays best because I was able to explain myself more easily using personal experiences and thoughts.

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8/28/11 by chitt71

I liked the overall criticism, which gave me a better idea what was expected of me.

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8/11/11 by kaelmatlock

I liked the quizzes and exams. They were fun and informative. I liked the flexibility this course gave me so I could work full time as well.

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8/10/11 by rotimiolorife

I liked the quizzes and Presentations. They were straight to the point.

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4/26/11 by 275rangerrod

I really enjoyed the self paced program. I was able to complete my course in roughly 11 days.

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4/24/11 by bskaist

I really feal that I improved my writing skills by taking this course. By submitting my rough drafts to sartthinking, it allowed me to learn what I have to improve on in my writing. Thank you for a wonderful program.

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4/13/11 by loverofgod14

I realy liked the presentations that had activities during the presentation to keep me engaged.

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4/1/11 by cv.randy

I thought the examination of the novel was good. It opened my eyes to different interpretations.

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3/30/11 by flytime500

I was able to complete it on my own time.

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3/29/11 by shainaoberman

I was able to do it at my own pace.

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3/22/11 by kevgetmoney11

i was happy i was able to talk to a live tutor.

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3/11/11 by uhlkdl

It had short, specific ways to improve my writing.

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2/13/11 by acheek123

length of time was great, I did not need to hurry through the course and could finish when it was easy for me.

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1/5/11 by myk307

The assignments were helpful.

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12/11/10 by k_mhayta

The course was very challenging. I had to work extremely hard to finish it. I enjoyed the course materials and feel they were presented in an easy to understand format. I like the fact that much of the course gave audio as well as visual lessons.

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12/8/10 by skborlin

The course was well laid out. It seemed to cover everything I could think of as far as the topic was concerned. All-in-all it was an excellent means of working at my own pace to complete my prerequisites.

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10/19/10 by devontay_hogan

The quizzes because the were easy to understand.

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9/27/10 by 0leilani8

The topics covered were very helpful.

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9/17/10 by brianmrobertson

The writing assignments were a good way to put the course information to use.

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Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe literary and media genres.
  • Write a variety of essays requiring analysis, evaluation, and research.
  • Choose effective organization patterns to support an essay's rhetorical style.
  • Examine literary and media techniques to appreciate and analyze purpose, audience, and agenda.
  • Examine plot, setting, characterization, theme, and point of view in film and literature.
  • Conduct research in the library, online, and through interviews, and incorporate that research into written arguments.
  • Read, interpret, and evaluate primary and secondary sources.
  • Create strong thesis statements based on an analysis of information contained in primary and secondary sources.
  • Appropriately document sources using Modern Language Association (MLA) style.
  • Compose well-supported and well-organized essays based on research and/or personal experience.
  • Revise essays to reflect correct usage, syntax grammar, and mechanics.

Topic Lesson Topic Subtopics Objectives
1 Reading Literature
  • Genres of Literature
  • Close REading
  • Elements of Close Reading Specific to Genre
  • Define a "close reading" of a text.
  • Classify a piece of literature as fiction, poetry, drama, or nonfiction.
  • Compare and contrast different ways of reading the four basic types of literature.
2 Language Use
  • Symbolism
  • Irony
  • Allegory
  • Imagery
  • Simile
  • Metaphor
  • Interpret symbols, irony, and allegory.
  • Identify imagery and describe its effect.
  • Identify and explain simile and metaphor in literary works.
  • Examine literary elements in a comic or political cartoon analysis.
3 Examining Fiction
  • Fiction Writers in Context
  • Examining Stories that Share a Common Theme
  • Critical Thinking: How Themes Help Us Connect with Works of Fiction
  • Examine ways in which knowing an author's context helps you better understand a story.
  • Evaluate different authors' treatments of the same theme.
  • Describe how having your own life experience with a particular theme lets you read fiction more critically.
4 Evaluation
  • Introduction to Evaluation
  • Evaluation Strategies
  • Writing an Evaluation Essay
  • Examine an author's language, style, evidence, and purpose to evaluate a written piece.
  • Develop an informed opinion, and present it in a written essay.
  • Recognize logical flaws and avoid them in writing.
5 Writing about Literature
  • Inventing a Thesis
  • Defining Your Audience
  • Writing and Revising: Supporting Your Thesis
  • Editing and Proofreading: Giving a Paper the Final Touch
  • Describe several strategies available for creating a thesis.
  • Purposefully choose a paper's audience.
  • Write a well-organized paper that strongly supports its thesis.
  • Write well-organized paragraphs that strongly support their topic sentences.
  • Identify and correct awkward sentences and punctuation errors.
  • Write an well-organized essay, applying the themes of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to modern day life.
6 The Interview
  • Introduction to Interviewing
  • Interviewing Strategies
  • Using Interview Data in Research
  • Prepare for a successful research interview.
  • Complete a professional interview to elicit the necessary information
  • Incorporate researched information from the interview into a written piece.
7 Research
  • Argument: Defending a Position or Opinion Through Research
  • Sources for Research
  • Accurately Citing Your Sources
  • Define the purpose of a researched proposal letter.
  • Formulate a substantial argument for a researched proposal letter.
  • Locate and evaluate sources to support a research topic.
  • Employ accurate MLA citing.
8 Media Analysis
  • Introduction to Analyzing Broadcast Media and Film
  • Television and Film Analysis Strategies
  • Writing a Film Analysis Essay
  • Analyze a media production by focusing on a specific creative element.
  • Use correct terminology to refer to elements of a media production.
  • Synthesize observations from the film or television production and craft a media analysis essay.
9 Illustration
  • Introduction to Illustration
  • Illustration Strategies
  • Writing an Illustration Essay
  • Create a thesis statement for an illustration essay.
  • Provide illustrations for a claim.
  • Select appropriate examples to support a claim.
  • Use logical explanation to indicate how the examples illustrate your point.
10 Classification
  • Introduction to Classification
  • Classification Strategies
  • Classification and Analysis
  • Writing an Classification Essay
  • Create a purposeful thesis statement for a classification essay.
  • Classify like items or ideas based on their traits.
  • Analyze a larger category and divide a larger category into subgroups that include ALL examples from that category.
  • Define the subgroups, indicating the traits all members must share.
  • Select representative examples and non-examples of items in that group, explaining why they do or do not fit.
11 Review
  • Reading Literature
  • Language Use
  • Examining Fiction
  • Evaluation
  • Writing about Literature
  • The Interview
  • Research
  • Media Analysis
  • Illustration
  • Classification
  • None

StraighterLine suggests, though does not require, that students take English Composition I or its equivalent before enrolling in English Composition II.

This course does not require a text.

StraighterLine provides a percentage score and letter grade for each course. A passing percentage is 70% or higher. If you have chosen a Partner College to award credit for this course, your final grade will be based upon that college's grading scale. Only passing scores will be considered by Partner Colleges for an award of credit.

There are a total of 1000 points in the course:

Topic

Assessment

Points Available

Introduction

Graded Quiz: Plagiarism

10

1

Graded Quiz 1.1

30

1

Graded Quiz 1.2: Frankenstein

10

2

Graded Quiz 2.1

30

2

Graded Quiz 2.2: Frankenstein

10

2

Assignment: Cartoon Analysis

50

3

Graded Quiz 3.1: Frankenstein

10

4

Graded Quiz 4.1

30

4

Graded Quiz 4.2: Frankenstein

10

4

Graded Quiz 4.3: Comprehensive Frankenstein Quiz

150

4

Assignment: Evaluation Esssay

75

5

Graded Quiz 5.1

40

5

Assignment: Application Essay

75

6

Graded Quiz 6.1

30

6

Assignment: Interview

10

7

Graded Quiz 7.1

40

7

Assignment: Proposal Letter

50

8

Graded Quiz 8.1

30

8

Assignment: Media Analysis

50

9

Graded Quiz 9.1

30

9

Assignment: Illustration Essay

100

10

Final Graded Quiz 10.1

30

10

Assignment: Classification Essay

100

Total

1000

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