ENGL2050 Short Form Composition and Reporting

This course emphasizes both process and real-time writing. Students will develop the ability to accurately produce on-the-spot writing for a variety of occasions that call for an accelerated writing process. This may include summary, reaction, analysis, evaluation, and reporting. Students will also develop more extensive pieces that incorporate essential skills of library literacy, source evaluation, and source integration. Throughout the course, students will sharpen their observation skills, awareness of audience and purpose, and critical thinking.

Credits

4

Prerequisite

Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026 and Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. 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:
Employ the writing process, both accelerated and extended
Produce effective real-time writing
Compose academic paragraphs, short essays, and reports
Incorporate appropriate information and language based on audience need
Document information clearly and accurately using concrete description
Analyze fact versus opinion
Describe a series of events in clear, precise, and accurate order
Write in both the active and passive voices
Locate academic research sources
Evaluate sources for accuracy, credibility, appropriateness, and relevance
Synthesize information from various sources
Create APA in-text citations and reference entries
Utilize technology competently in the writing process
Apply the conventions of Standard Edited American English to all written documents

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:

4

lab:

0

MnTC Goal Areas:

1