ENG 102: OUTCOMES
The following outcomes for ENG 102 reflect the governing assumptions of the English Composition Program as well as the ENG 102 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 102 is designed to facilitate this development.
- Purpose of the essay is clear and appropriate to the assignment
- Essay addresses an appropriate research question (for research papers).
- Introduction engages the reader and creates interest.
- Students will be able to report accurately on the information and arguments presented in a variety of texts.
- Essay maintains interest by the creative choices made in content selection.
- Organization is effective in developing and supporting a debatable claim.
- Introduction includes an "essay map" (forecasting statement) and/or a clearly stated claim.
- Discussion paragraphs employ elements of formal argumentation
- Essay concludes smoothly and powerfully.
- Discussion paragraphs present a coherent, logical case in support of the claim, using appropriate rhetorical strategies, examples, definitions, explanations, and other credible evidence from outside sources.
- Discussion paragraphs avoid logical fallacies and errors in reasoning.
- As appropriate, discussion paragraphs critically respond to, analyze, and synthesize other written texts.
- Essay uses an appropriate documentation style consistently and correctly.
- Outside source material is incorporated into the essay according to the conventions of an appropriate style guide.
- Outside source material is quoted, paraphrased, and/or summarized accurately and integrated effectively into the text.
- Outside source material is used ethically.
- 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.