WRITING FOR CAREERS

  • Program: English
  • Course: Writing for Careers
  • Course #: ENGL1026
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to a variety of documents commonly used in the workplace. Course emphasis is on planning, organizing, and writing effective workplace and technical documents using effective writing skills. Specific types of documents may include, but are not limited to e-mails, memos, letters, short reports, and web documents.

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:
Determine the needs of specific audiences
Determine the purpose of a document
Determine the appropriate type of document for a certain situation
Write effective workplace documents
Follow standard formatting guidelines for common workplace documents
Use language appropriate for the audience
Use layout techniques to enhance the meaning of the text
Create graphics that support the text
Use appropriate organizational strategies for different writing situations
Apply rules of Standard Edited American English

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

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