ENGL1026 Writing for Careers

This course provides an introduction to a variety of documents commonly used in the workplace. Course emphasis is on planning, organizing, and writing effective workplace and technical documents using effective writing skills. Specific types of documents may include, but are not limited to e-mails, memos, letters, short reports, and web documents.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL0930. 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:
Determine the needs of specific audiences
Determine the purpose of a document
Determine the appropriate type of document for a certain situation
Write effective workplace documents
Follow standard formatting guidelines for common workplace documents
Use language appropriate for the audience
Use layout techniques to enhance the meaning of the text
Create graphics that support the text
Use appropriate organizational strategies for different writing situations
Apply rules of Standard Edited American English

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

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Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

3