English Fundamentals is a course designed specifically for the study and for the improvement of basic writing skills and techniques. As such, English Fundamentals allows the student to master a variety of sentence constructions and paragraph types, culminating in the ability to create a multi-paragraph essay. The emphasis is on grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, writing and revising techniques, and proofreading and editing to produce clear, concise, and information-rich sentences and paragraphs. This is a remedial/developmental course; it will not satisfy any graduation requirements. Student performance on the Comprehensive Language Usage Exam and the Writing Competency Exam will affect the final course grade.