Writing Program

100-Level Composition Course Learning Outcomes

COMP ONE (100-level composition courses):

Rhetorical knowledge

  • Learn to identify rhetorical situation, including audience, purpose, exigencies, and constraints
  • Identify rhetorical appeals (pathos, logos, ethos)
  • Use voice, tone, format, and structure appropriately
  • Read and write academic texts

Experience in the writing and research process

  • Develop invention, revision, editing, and proofreading strategies through multiple drafts
  • Learn to critique others’ work and receive feedback from a variety of sources including peers, one-on-one conferencing, and/or campus support services
  • Use at least one research tool appropriate to library/campus resources
  • Utilize primary and secondary sources while maintaining official standards of academic integrity

Critical thinking and communication strategies

  • Establish rhetorical situation in own writing
  • Apply course concepts to appropriate situations
  • Utilize rhetorical appeals
  • Use content and style appropriate to academic audiences

Awareness of writing conventions

  • Develop effective organizational strategies
  • Use specialized vocabulary, format, and documentation
  • Develop and support a main claim through a cohesive and structured argument
  • Demonstrate competency in mechanical and stylistic features
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