• Program: English
  • Course: Writing and Research
  • Course #: ENGL2121
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

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.

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:
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

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 4
  • MnTC Goal: 1
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026 and Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills required
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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