FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING PLUS

  • Program: English
  • Course: Fundamentals of Writing Plus
  • Course #: ENGL0935
  • Total Credits: 6

Course Description

Writing is an essential element for successful communication in work and school settings. This course is designed to introduce students to the kinds of writing they will need to use in college. Students in this course will use the standards of American Written English to explore and produce writing in many different modes, moving from paragraphs and summaries to short essays. This course will move at a slower pace than ENGL 930, providing additional instructional time to focus on sentence-level skills, including but not limited to pronouns, prepositions, punctuation, articles, verb forms, and sentence structure.

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:
Write grammatically correct sentences of varying patterns
Correct mechanical errors in written documents
Write unified paragraphs with appropriate transitions
Analyze audience, purpose, tone, and stylistic technique in various written documents as models for persuasive and informative writing
Write documents for a clear audience and purpose
Write summaries from various sources
Write short essays
Use the writing process
Distinguish between main ideas and supporting ideas
Write topic sentences that address purpose and audience
Write thesis statements that reflect purpose and mode
Develop topics with substantive specific details and examples
Incorporate secondary sources
Cite secondary sources appropriately
Demonstrate effective real-time writing

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 6
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ESOL0831 with a grade of C or better and the ability to word process simple documents. Basic computer literacy skills required
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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