ENGL1021 Essay Fundamentals

This is a pre-college level writing course intended to develop essay writing skills. Students will learn to compose essays using several development strategies. They will also be introduced to basic citation styles and develop critical thinking and reading skills.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL0930 with a grade of "C" or better. Basic computer literacy skills required

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Analyze audience needs for specific rhetorical situations
Write strong thesis statements
Use prewriting and brainstorming techniques
Develop organized outlines for essays
Apply revising and editing techniques to original and sample essays
Write effective essays using several development strategies
Identify effective writing techniques in sample essays
Demonstrate effective real-time writing
Apply basic research documentation techniques
Follow the rules of Standard Edited American English in original writing

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

3