- Demonstrate fluency in the writing process: planning, drafting, revising, editing, and preparing final papers.
- Demonstrate competence in the varied elements of writing: thesis, stance, content, organization, sentences, diction, and technical matters.
- Demonstrate awareness of rhetorical strategies in various forms of writing, with particular attention to audience.
- Assess the usefulness and reliability of sources, including Internet sources.
- Synthesize and critique material from a variety of sources with an emphasis on scholarly and professional publications; incorporate sources; document sources properly.
- Exhibit critical thinking as readers and as writers, and
- Understand the relevance of good writing to real-world situations.
Skill Applied Learning Requirements
- Explicitly demonstrate how the curriculum will develop critical thinking skills.
- Explicitly demonstrate how the curriculum will develop information literacy skills.
- Include a graded writing component, which whenever possible is developmental.