ENG 55

Building Writing Skills (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This is the second of a two-part sequence (ENG 050/ENG 055) designed to prepare students for composition courses. The course focuses on the writing process, paragraph development, revision and grammar.


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

  • ENG 50 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or minimum placement test score of 15 ACT, 22 SAT or 51 CPT.

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

Fall; 2017; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/19/2017

 055148603Building Writing Skills 3Dembicki H$22.0025/31/0Open
M W 01:00PM-02:40PMLA340

Fall; 2017; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/28/2017

 055141504Building Writing Skills 3Poswalk J$12.0020/31/0Open
M W 10:30AM-11:50AMLA330
 055141506Building Writing Skills 3Woods R$12.0021/31/0Open
T R 08:00AM-09:20AMLA400
 055141507Building Writing Skills 3Maheshwari A$12.0022/31/0Open
W 10:00AM-12:54PMLA460
 055141511Building Writing Skills 3Shaw E$12.0025/28/0Open
T R 01:00PM-02:20PMLA300
 055141553Building Writing Skills 3Simmons-Short I$12.0023/28/0Open
T 06:00PM-08:54PMLA300
 055246218Building Writing Skills 3Hunley E$12.0031/31/0Open
W 01:00PM-03:54PMRC675
 055246277Building Writing Skills 3Hunley E$12.0027/31/0Open
M 06:00PM-08:54PMRC695

Spring; 2017; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/08/2017

 055121301Building Writing Skills 3Maheshwari A$12.0016/28/0Open
M W 01:00PM-04:10PMLA300

Summer; 2017; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/03/2017

 055131512Building Writing Skills 3Hunley E$12.0022/28/0Open
M W 01:00PM-04:10PMLA310

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