• Program: English
  • Course: Short Form Composition and Reporting
  • Course #: ENGL2050
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

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.

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:
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

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 4
  • Lab: 0
  • 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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