Dumbed down English Comp?

After my debacle of math assessment today, I received my letter of non-admittance from WGU.  Who told me to go to Community College for a while, then come back.  Well, I had already decided that Community College is the way to go for me anyway.  WGU can go away.

Now comes my quandary.  Should I take a Dumbed down English Comp class, to relearn how to write papers.  I mean I really really bombed that essay for WGU.  Who is to say I won’t bomb the essays in Comp I?

I have already resigned myself to taking 2 1/2 years to finish at DMACC.  Adding 1 more English class, a beginning English class wouldn’t change that.  As a matter of fact, it would push classes around and help me fill that last semester.

Seriously, I don’t remember how to cite sources.  I still double space after the period.  I don’t give a crap about the oxford comma.  Things that a beginning English comp class might just cover.

And I could get away with writing less than stellar essays for a while.  I mean it would be for those who either are not good at English or people like me who just haven’t written anything serious for 29 years.

I have mad fill in form skills, and cut and paste skills galore.  I know how to build a proper paragraph (I think).  But writing a formal paper might be beyond my feeble English skills.

I think I might need to talk to my Adviser again.  I really can’t afford a bad grade in Comp I.  Might be time to totally jack around with my schedule.  Oh yeah, I’m pretty sure I need refresher English like I am taking refresher Math and refresher/low level Science.  It just makes sense when you haven’t seriously done something for 29-30 years to be rusty at it.

OK, so I wrote this all out as maybe maybe maybe, but it helped me decide that yes, I am going to take ENG061 College Prep Writing II.  I don’t need ENG060, its about how to build a sentence.  061 deals with actually writing papers and doing all the things right.

Now to go screw with my schedule to get this in too.  At least its only 3 credits.  I still don’t know about the Foreign Language requirements for UofI and ISU.



Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 50 year old guy, who beat blood cancer but is getting his butt kicked by bone marrow cancer. At this point it appears I am dying. Married and in love with the most wonderful woman in the world (27 years). She has stood by me thru a lot of crap and I love her so.

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