ENGL2121 Writing and Research

This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Students will also gain skills in critical reading and logical reasoning.

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:
Use the writing process to compose academic essays
Apply the conventions of academic writing
Critically evaluate sample essays
Analyze the needs of different types of audiences
Select essay content based on audience need and appeal
Demonstrate effective real-time writing
Locate academic research sources
Evaluate sources for accuracy, appropriateness, and relevance
Synthesize information from various sources with original ideas
Cite sources using a recognized style
Identify elements of logical arguments
Avoid logical fallacies
Create coherent arguments
Apply the conventions of Standard Edited American English to all written documents
Use technology competently in the writing process

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

MnTC Goal Areas:

1