SB AdvisoryMay 20, 2020 update: Keep up with the latest from Stony Brook about the coronavirus situation.  More information
Skip Navigation

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