ENGL 97: Composition: Paragraph

Class Program
Weekly Contact Hours
Course ID
Meets Degree Requirements For
Not Intended for Transfer, Typically Numbered Below 100.
Develops writing, reading, and critical thinking skills. Reviews summary, paragraph, essay writing, rhetorical structures, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structures. Focuses on strategies and techniques to develop, organize and articulate ideas. Emphasizes writing process. Students must earn a minimum grade of 'C' (2.0) in this course to progress to ENGL 101. Can be taken concurrently with READ 092.
Grading Basis
Placement into ENGL 97 or a minimum grade of "C" (2.0) in ENGL 090. Keyboarding skills recommended.

Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics


  1. Critical reading and thinking
  2. Reading and writing processes
  3. Group process for peer review and writing teams
  4. Use of technology as a resource for writing
  5. Topic and language suitability for adult audiences of diverse cultural and social groups
  6. Paragraph and essay construction
  7. Subject
  8. Audience
  9. Purpose
  10. Unity
  11. Coherence
  12. Consistency
  13. Transitions
  14. Punctuation
  15. Spelling
  16. Grammar