COURSE OUTCOMES

 


1. Rhetorical Knowledge
Specifically, at the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Focus on a specific rhetorical purpose.
  • Recognize different audiences and their specific needs.
  • Use conventions of format, structure, and language appropriate to the purpose of the texts they write.
  • Adopt appropriate voice, tone, and level of formality.

2. Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Specifically, at the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Use writing and reading for inquiry, learning, thinking, and communication.
  • Learn the steps necessary to carry out a writing assignment or task, including locating, evaluating, analyzing , and synthesizing appropriate primary and second sources.
  • Investigate, report, and document existing knowledge, as well as knowledge students develop themselves.
  • Use  computerized technology to communicate.

3. Knowledge of Conventions
Specifically, at the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Develop knowledge of genre conventions ranging from structure and paragraphing to tone and mechanics.
  • Acquire knowledge and conventions for different kinds of writing and occasions for writing.
  • Control such surface features as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

4. Processes
Specifically, at the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Understand that writing is an on-going process that permits writers to use later invention and re-thinking to improve all aspects of what they are writing
  • Develop strategies for generating, revising, editing, and proof-reading texts
  • Learn to critique their own and others' writing
  • Use a variety of media, including particularly standard computerized media, in ways that permit them to make their writing acceptable to wide variety of readers.

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