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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

English - ENG 55

Building Writing Skills

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

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 TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 055141512Bldg Writing SkillsRMT3Hunley E7/24/0Open$12.00T R  03:00 PM-04:46 PM WEBWEB
 055148603Bldg Writing SkillsRMT3Maheshwari A1/24/1Closed$22.00M W  01:00 PM-02:40 PM WEBWEB

Fall; 2020; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 055141504Bldg Writing SkillsRMT3Schell D1/24/2Closed$12.00M W  10:30 AM-11:50 AM WEBWEB
 055141506Bldg Writing SkillsRMT3Zorn L4/24/0Open$12.00T R  08:00 AM-09:20 AM WEBWEB
 055141507Bldg Writing SkillsRMT3Barnes B0/24/1Closed$12.00W  10:00 AM-12:54 PM WEBWEB
 055141511Bldg Writing SkillsRMT3Hunley E3/24/0Open$12.00T R  01:00 PM-02:20 PM WEBWEB
 055141553Bldg Writing SkillsRMT3Fundukian L3/24/0Open$12.00T  06:00 PM-08:54 PM WEBWEB
 055141555Bldg Writing SkillsRMT3Fundukian L3/24/0Open$12.00W  06:00 PM-08:54 PM WEBWEB
 055246218Bldg Writing SkillsRMT3Briggs B2/24/0Open$12.00W  01:00 PM-03:54 PM WEBWEB
 055246277Bldg Writing SkillsRMT3Briggs B2/24/0Open$12.00M  06:00 PM-08:54 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 055111505Bldg Writing SkillsRMT3Simmons-Short I30/30/0Open$12.00M W  09:30 AM-10:50 AM WEBWEB
 055111507Bldg Writing SkillsRMT3Schell D30/30/0Open$12.00T R  10:00 AM-11:20 AM WEBWEB
 055111511Bldg Writing SkillsRMT3Schell D30/30/0Open$12.00T R  01:00 PM-02:20 PM WEBWEB
 055111558Bldg Writing SkillsRMT3Schell D30/30/0Open$12.00R  06:00 PM-08:54 PM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday