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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

Fall; 2017; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 9/19/2017

 055141505Bldg Writing Skills 3Bailey C$12.0012/28/0OpenT R  03:00 PM-04:46 PM LA425
 055141508Bldg Writing Skills 3Bailey C$12.0019/31/0OpenM W  03:00 PM-04:46 PM LA460
 055148603Bldg Writing Skills 3Dembicki H$22.004/31/0OpenM W  01:00 PM-02:40 PM LA340

Fall; 2017; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 8/28/2017

 055141504Bldg Writing Skills 3Poswalk J$12.001/31/0OpenM W  10:30 AM-11:50 AM LA330
 055141506Bldg Writing Skills 3Woods R$12.006/31/0OpenT R  08:00 AM-09:20 AM LA400
 055141507Bldg Writing Skills 3Maheshwari A$12.002/31/0OpenW  10:00 AM-12:54 PM LA460
 055141511Bldg Writing Skills 3Shaw E$12.005/28/0OpenT R  01:00 PM-02:20 PM LA300
 055141553Bldg Writing Skills 3Simmons-Short I$12.003/28/0OpenT  06:00 PM-08:54 PM LA300
 055246218Bldg Writing Skills 3Hunley E$12.005/31/0OpenW  01:00 PM-03:54 PM RC675
 055246277Bldg Writing Skills 3Hunley E$12.0017/31/0OpenM  06:00 PM-08:54 PM RC695

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

 055111505Bldg Writing Skills 3Harden A$12.000/31/0ClosedM W  09:30 AM-10:50 AM LA465
 055111507Bldg Writing Skills 3Dembicki H$12.000/28/0ClosedT R  10:00 AM-11:20 AM LA310
 055111511Bldg Writing Skills 3Hunley E$12.0010/31/0OpenT R  01:00 PM-02:20 PM LA470
 055111558Bldg Writing Skills 3Fundukian L$12.0015/28/0OpenR  06:00 PM-08:54 PM LA300
 055216095Bldg Writing Skills 3Simmons-Short I$12.0016/31/0OpenT  06:00 PM-08:54 PM RC670