writing program assumptions statement

The following assumptions underlie the first-year writing program:

The ability to write for a variety of audiences and purposes is an important rhetorical skill.
Thinking, reading, and writing are integrated activities involving analysis, interpretation, and evaluation.
Revision and collaboration are integral parts of all the elements of the composing process.
Composing processes are most usefully taught in the context of rhetorical knowledge.
Receiving appropriate instructor feedback is an essential part of students' ability to improve their writing.
An increased degree of rhetorical sophistication differentiates the work of English 102 from English 101.   


These assumptions underlie, and are implemented in, the ENG 101 Goals & Objectives and the ENG 102 Goals & Objectives.