Learning Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to

  1. Compose texts in multiple genres, using multiple modes with attention to rhetorical situations. You will learn how audience, purpose, genre, and content shape the meaning and effectiveness of all writing.
  2. Summarize, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the ideas of others as you undertake scholarly inquiry in order to produce your own arguments.
  3. Practice writing as a process, recursively implementing strategies of research, drafting, revision, editing, and reflection.
  4. Employ academic writing conventions, including organization, development, style, incorporation of materials from sources, grammar, format, and documentation.
  5. Utilize electronic environments for drafting, reviewing, revising, editing, and sharing texts. You will also be able to locate, evaluate, organize, and use research material collected from electronic sources. Additionally, you will understand and exploit the differences in the rhetorical strategies and in the affordances available for both print and electronic composing processes and texts.