Student Learning Outcomes for WRT 181 + WEC

By the end of WRT 181 and a WEC course, students should be able to:

  • Read critically, think deeply, and connect and synthesize ideas.
  • Collaborate with others and respond to other writers’ work, increasing their ability to read any text critically, including their own.
  • Develop strategies for drafting, reviewing and revising to improve (a) global issues with development, structure, voice, register and the quality of the evidence, analysis and/or argument purpose, audience, and genre and (b) local issues of precision and conformity to the conventions of Edited American English for the given purpose, audience, and genre.
  • Choose an appropriate register for the given purpose, audience, and genre.
  • Demonstrate rhetorical awareness and an awareness of different genres and discourse communities and their conventions, and write essays that reflect this understanding of transfer.
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop a specific thesis, purpose, and/or focus that analyzes, argues, synthesizes, speculates, evaluates, and/or reflects (and does not merely report or summarize) for the given purpose, audience, and genre.
  • Choose and implement effective organization strategies at the sentence, paragraph, and global levels for the given purpose, audience, and genre.
  • Effectively develop your writing with substantial, convincing evidence from credible, appropriate sources for the given purpose, audience, genre and discourse community.
  • Correctly employ appropriate citation and documentation (for example, MLA, APA or Chicago Manual Style) and employ correct use and appropriate amount of direct quotation, paraphrasing, and summarizing for the given purpose, audience, and genre.
  • Find, analyze, interpret, evaluate and create multimodal texts for the given purpose, audience, and genre.