During the Spring 2019 General Education Assemblies for Learning Outcomes, faculty groups began to develop learning outcomes for each general education category. The drafting of the Composition I Requirement took a slightly different approach, utilizing a separate process involving leaders from the University's three Composition I programs, leading to the creation of the draft learning outcomes for Composition I listed below.
After taking a course in Composition I, students will be able to:
- Composing Texts: Compose well-structured and fully developed essays or multi-modal texts.
- Writing as a Process: Demonstrate knowledge of the writing process, including topic identification, research, outlining, drafting, incorporating peer and instructor feedback, editing, and revising in and/or across multiple pieces of academic writing.
- Rhetorical Situation: Analyze and evaluate a rhetorical situation (author, audience, purpose, context) and compose cogent, persuasive arguments for a variety of audiences.
- Research Inquiry: Develop research questions, to locate and evaluate sources, and to produce research-based arguments.
- Writing with Sources: Integrate (through paraphrasing, quoting, and/or summarizing), synthesize, and cite sources in their writing using one or more academic style guides.
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