Learning Objectives

  1. Students compose texts in multiple genres, using multiple modes with attention to rhetorical situations. Students will learn how audience, purpose, genre, and content shape the meaning and effectiveness of all writing.
  2. As they undertake scholarly inquiry and produce their own arguments, students summarize, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the ideas of others.
  3. Students understand and practice writing as a process, recursively implementing strategies of research, drafting, revision, editing, and reflection.
  4. Students employ academic writing conventions, including organization, development, style, incorporation of materials from sources, grammar, format, and documentation.
  5. Students utilize electronic environments for drafting, reviewing, revising, editing, and sharing texts. Students will be able to locate, evaluate, organize, and use research material collected from electronic sources. Additionally, students will understand and exploit the differences in the rhetorical strategies and in the affordances available for both print and electronic composing processes and texts.