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Course Description

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; 2022; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/20/2022

 055141300Bldg Writing SkillsMC3King A0/30/9Closed$12.00M W  10:30 AM-12:10 PM LA405
 055141555Bldg Writing SkillsMC3Schell D0/31/5Closed$12.00W  06:00 PM-09:38 PM LA460

Spring; 2022; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/09/2022

 055121301Bldg Writing SkillsMC3Hunley E19/28/0Open$12.00M W  01:00 PM-04:10 PM LA300
 055121302Bldg Writing SkillsMC3Schell D17/28/0Open$12.00T R  09:00 AM-12:10 PM LA300

Summer; 2022; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/05/2022

 055131512Bldg Writing SkillsMC3Schell D18/28/0Open$12.00M W  01:00 PM-04:10 PM LA310

Key: Day of the Week

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