102 Course Goals 

By the end of English 102, students should be able to do the following:

  1. Build on and extend the abilities gained in English 101 
    1. Analyze how language and rhetorical choices vary across texts and different institutional, historical, cultural, and/or public contexts
    2. Demonstrate their rhetorical flexibility within and beyond academic writing
    3. Revise to improve their own writing and develop flexible strategies for drafting, reviewing, revising, rewriting, rereading, and editing
  2. Use writing and reading for inquiry, thinking, learning, and communicating
    1. Work with demanding readings and learn to interpret and evaluate these readings
    2. Use writing as a problem-solving process that fosters the discovery, analysis, and synthesis of new ideas
    3. Analyze and synthesize multiple points of view so as to understand that multiple perspectives on an idea are in operation at the same time
  3. Write in ways appropriate to multiple rhetorical contexts (academic or disciplinary, professional, public)
    1. Recognize and critically evaluate how a writer’s choices (content, organization, format, rhetorical moves, style, grammar, etc.) reflect and represent multiple cultural and/or historical perspectives
    2. Engage in collaborative work at a variety of levels (research, inventions, writing, presentations, etc.) to prepare students for team/group situations, communication in the workplace, and lifelong learning
  4. Engage in a variety of research methods to study and explore topics 
    1. Propose, plan and complete research projects using methods appropriate to the writing task
    2. Effectively integrate a variety of appropriate sources into their writings
    3. Learn and use at least one system of documentation responsibly 

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