The English/Writing department offers 2 levels of courses for students who need to improve their academic writing skills. Basic Writing, the first course in the sequence, covers basic grammar, sentence to paragraph construction, and use of academic structures. Writing Fundamentals, the second course in the sequence, adds to basic grammar knowledge, paragraph to essay construction, and more formal academic structures. Students are placed in these courses based on Compass test scores or other test scores like ACT scores.
Developmental Writing Courses