ENG 55

Building Writing Skills

Course Description

This is the second of a two-part sequence (ENG 050/ENG 055 or ESL 052/ENG 055) designed to prepare students for composition courses. The course focuses on the writing process, paragraph development, revision and essay structure. A grade of 2.0 or better in ENG 055 is necessary to enter ENG 101.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • Satisfactory placement test score or minimum grade of 2.0 in ENG 050 or ESL 052.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Use brainstorming, clustering, or outlining to generate and organize ideas.
  • Use basic paragraph structure.
  • Create effective topic and concluding sentences.
  • Employ different strategies in writing well organized paragraphs including but not limited to description, narration, comparison/contrast, classification, cause and effect, and/or illustration.
  • Apply conventional punctuation accurately to a variety of sentences.
  • Develop vocabulary skills to achieve college level diction.
  • Revise writing for errors in usage, sentence structure, word choice, and manuscript format.
  • Edit paragraphs for errors in usage, sentence structure, word choice, and manuscript format.
  • Develop critical thinking skills.

Course Schedule

  No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 03/16/2015

 055111503Building Writing Skills 3Maheshwari A 28/31/0Open
M W 02:30PM-05:40PMLA415

ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/02/2015

 055111509Building Writing Skills 3Maheshwari A 0/28/1Closed
T R 01:00PM-02:40PMLA310

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