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Course Description

English - 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

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2018; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 055111505Bldg Writing Skills 3Harden A$12.001/31/0OpenM W  09:30 AM-10:50 AM LA465
 055111507Bldg Writing Skills 3Scott M$12.000/28/1ClosedT R  10:00 AM-11:20 AM LA310
 055111511Bldg Writing Skills 3Hunley E$12.003/31/0OpenT R  01:00 PM-02:20 PM LA470
 055111558Bldg Writing Skills 3Fundukian L$12.001/28/0OpenR  06:00 PM-08:54 PM LA300
 055216095Bldg Writing Skills 3Simmons-Short I$12.0010/31/0OpenT  06:00 PM-08:54 PM RC670