ENG 55

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Credit Hours

(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates

Section NoStart Date
141504August 25, 2014
141505August 25, 2014
141506August 25, 2014
141507August 25, 2014
141509August 25, 2014
141511August 25, 2014
141553August 25, 2014
246218August 25, 2014
246277August 25, 2014

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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.
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