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Course Description

English - ENG 55

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

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students for composition courses. The course focuses on the writing process, paragraph development, revision and grammar. Students will enhance their writing and editing skills.


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

  • ENG 50 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or minimum score of 15 ACT-English, 22 SAT-Writing and Language, 51 CPT-Sentence Skills or 237 NGA-Writing.

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; 2018; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/18/2018

 055148603Bldg Writing Skills 3Erskine S$22.000/31/3ClosedM W  01:00 PM-02:40 PM LA340

Fall; 2018; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 055141504Bldg Writing Skills 3Poswalk J$12.003/31/4OpenM W  10:30 AM-11:50 AM LA330
 055141506Bldg Writing Skills 3Zorn L$12.003/31/0OpenT R  08:00 AM-09:20 AM LA400
 055141507Bldg Writing Skills 3Maheshwari A$12.003/31/0OpenW  10:00 AM-12:54 PM LA460
 055141511Bldg Writing Skills 3Hunley E$12.002/28/0OpenT R  01:00 PM-02:20 PM LA300
 055141553Bldg Writing Skills 3Fundukian L$12.005/28/0OpenT  06:00 PM-08:54 PM LA300
 055246218Bldg Writing Skills 3Rose K$12.005/31/0OpenW  01:00 PM-03:54 PM RC675
 055246277Bldg Writing Skills 3Fundukian L$12.006/31/0OpenM  06:00 PM-08:54 PM RC695

Winter; 2019; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/14/2019

 055111505Bldg Writing Skills 3Harden A$12.0031/31/0OpenM W  09:30 AM-10:50 AM LA465
 055111507Bldg Writing Skills 3Rose K$12.0028/28/0OpenT R  10:00 AM-11:20 AM LA310
 055111511Bldg Writing Skills 3Hunley E$12.0031/31/0OpenT R  01:00 PM-02:20 PM LA470
 055111558Bldg Writing Skills 3Rose K$12.0028/28/0OpenR  06:00 PM-08:54 PM LA300
 055216095Bldg Writing Skills 3Simmons-Short I$12.0031/31/0OpenT  06:00 PM-08:54 PM RC670