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Student Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of our undergraduate writing courses, students should be able to meet the following outcomes. In addition, different upper-division courses also meet different outcomes:

  • Produce coherent texts within common college-level written forms
  • Demonstrate the ability to revise and improve such a text
  • Research a topic, develop an argument, and organize supporting details
  • Evaluate and synthesize researched information
  • Analyze texts to understand how and why they communicate their messages and effects to audiences
  • Achieve communicative purposes for different audiences and contexts
  • Show evidence of careful sentence-level editing in final drafts at acceptable levels of accuracy in syntax, grammar, semantics, and punctuation
  • Exhibit awareness of the relation of one's writing practices and coursework to other academic, professional, and lived contexts
  • Evaluate, synthesize, and manage information from a variety of media



Approved by PWR Faculty, May 2014