• Program: English
  • Course: Essay Fundamentals
  • Course #: ENGL1021
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

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.

Course 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.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals 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

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL0930 with a grade of C or better. Basic computer literacy skills required
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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