ENG 101: OUTCOMES
The follwing outcomes for ENG 101 reflect the governing assumptions of the English Composition Program as well as the ENG 101 Goals & Objectives set forth by the program.
It is important to note that as students move beyond English 101, "their writing abilities do not merely improve. Rather, students' abilities not only diversify along disciplinary and professional lines but also move into whole new levels where expected outcomes expand, multiply, and diverge" (Writing Program Administrators Outcomes Statement). It is our desire that students continue developing as writers long after they leave English 101, that they continue to be life-long writers in their academic, civic, and professional lives. English 101 is simply the starting point.
- Purpose of the essay is clear and appropriate to the assignment.
- Introduction engages the reader and creates interest.
- Essay maintains interest by the creative choices made in content selection.
- Organization is effective in developing and supporting a thesis.
- Introduction includes an "essay map" (forecasting statement) and/or a clearly stated thesis.
- Discussion paragraphs present a coherent, logical case in support of the thesis, with appropriate rhetorical strategies, examples, definitions, and explanations.
- Essay concludes smoothly and powerfully.
- Language, content, and persona are appropriate to subject, audience, and purpose.
- Essay exhibits sophisticated control of language and syntactic structures.
- Essay uses Edited American English and includes features of other dialects only when they serve particular rhetorical purposes.