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What is English 2311?
English 2311 is
a course in technical writing. The course focuses on the style and written
patterns used to communicate in business and industry. Some examples of
technical compositions are memos, reports, proposals, manuals, resumes,
Where will I find the syllabus?
That's easy! You
will find it posted on the Home page below the Table of Contents.
Are there any prerequisites?
Yes. Students should have completed at least
1301 (the first semester of college-level composition) and usually
1302. Exceptions are made for students of colleges and universities
whose degree programs require only one semester of college composition.
Students in the Dallas County Community College District campuses should
have completed both English 1301 and English 1302.
How much work is involved?
You will write seven major compositions and complete
several shorter exercises, thirteen assignments in all.
How many weeks do I have to finish?
You have up to 15 weeks in the regular term, 7 weeks
in a Flex Course, four weeks
in the summer term, and three weeks in the mini-semesters (Winter and May terms)
to complete the work
for the course. See the Course Syllabus on the Home page for posted due dates..
Can I finish earlier than the seven-week
Yes. Many do.
When will I get my grade?
Your grade will be posted
eConnect, the Dallas County Community College
District's data bank for students and staff. Go to
and click on eConnect.
Does this course credit transfer?
Yes. This course fulfills most university requirements
for a three-hour course in technical writing.
How do I submit assignments?
All assignments may be e-mailed as attachments
in Microsoft Word. I will give you instructions for
naming, labeling, saving, and sending all your work
How will I get my assignments back?
Each assignment will be returned as an attachment to
your email correspondence. Note that all exercises and communication will
be made only to the email account from which the submission was sent.
How do I register for English 2311 Online?
You may enroll online. Additionally, the
English Department Secretary will be happy to assist you in registering for this
course. Please call (972) 740-3125 for assistance.
How much does it cost?
Student residents of Dallas County will pay tuition
of about $130. For students residing outside Dallas
County, Texas, the tuition is around $225. Use our Tuition
Schedule to find class cost, if you live outside of Dallas County.
(Note: these costs are subject to change without notice here.)
Are there any required textbooks?
Yes. The name of the textbook is Technically
Write! (6th edition) by Ron Blicq and Lisa Moretto. The book is published
by Prentice Hall. All assignments and primary instructional materials are found
in the textbook. The book is available at the Mountain View College Bookstore at 4849 West Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX 75211.
The cost is about $75.00 You can call the bookstore at
(214) 860-8583. The bookstore accepts major credit cards. (Note: These prices and charges are subject to
change without notice posted here.)
Who is the instructor for the course?
Your instructor is Dr. Geoffrey Grimes, Professor of
English and Cultural Studies in the Department of English at Mountain
This page was last modified on
July 9, 2011,
and is maintained by Dr. Geoffrey A. Grimes.