ENG 55

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Credit Hours

(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates

Section NoStart Date
111504January 12, 2015
111505January 12, 2015
111507January 12, 2015
111509February 2, 2015
111511January 12, 2015
111558January 12, 2015
216095January 12, 2015

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Building Writing Skills

Course Description

This is the second of a two-part sequence (ENG 050/ENG 055 or ESL 052/ENG 055) designed to prepare students for composition courses. The course focuses on the writing process, paragraph development, revision and essay structure. A grade of 2.0 or better in ENG 055 is necessary to enter ENG 101.


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

  • Satisfactory placement test score or minimum grade of 2.0 in ENG 050 or ESL 052.

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.
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