Goals for English 101

By the end of English 101, students should be able to do the following:

1. Analyze how language and rhetorical choices vary across texts and different institutional, historical, and/or public contexts

a. Analyze multiple texts and contexts for their different purposes, audiences, subjects, and genres
b. Analyze the language and rhetorical choices of texts and contexts and how they reflect their different purposes, audiences, subjects, and genres 
c. Critically evaluate how language and rhetorical choices reflect and represent multiple rhetorical purposes, audiences, subjects, and genres

2. Demonstrate their rhetorical flexibility within and beyond academic writing

a. Analyze, frame, and respond to differences (including differences of purpose, audience, genre, and conventions) in writing tasks by varying content, structure, and language in ways appropriate to the rhetorical context
b. Recognize how standards for syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling vary across rhetorical contexts and demonstrate an ability to fulfill standards appropriate for those contexts 
c. Use a variety of voices, tones, styles, and levels of formality 
d. Recognize and experiment with the rhetorical effects of language choices 

3. Revise to improve their own writing

a. Develop their ideas through interaction with other writers and readers
b. Give and receive critical responses to writing, and use suggestions appropriately to improve their own writing
c. Critique their own writing and revise to improve global qualities (focus, development, organization) as well as local qualities (style, usage)

 


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