- Adapt their writing to a variety of purposes, audiences, and composing situations by selecting and using the most appropriate genres.
- Produce a variety of formal and informal kinds of writing, emphasizing the most common academic genres.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how rhetorical expectations vary from discipline to discipline.
- Use technologies appropriate to purpose and audience.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how emerging technologies create emerging genres.
- Demonstrate an ability to read and understand texts of a variety of genres, styles and complexity.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how texts are structured in specific ways for specific reasons.
- Demonstrate an ability to understand and evaluate a text's organization.
- Use writing and reading for inquiry, learning, thinking, and communicating.
- Recognize personal and authorial bias when approaching texts, issues, and ideas.
- Recognize contradictions and logical problems in texts.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between language, knowledge, and power.
- Recognize complex ideas and positions in arguments and attempt to understand diverse perspectives.
- Ask constructive questions that could lead to meaningful inquiry.
- Identify connections between and among texts and their ideas.
Structure and Mechanics
- Compose writing that is structurally coherent and unified.
- Compose writing assignments with a clear thesis or main idea.
- Control such surface features as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
- Use a style manual to find answers to grammar or usage questions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how effective writing is a recursive process.
- Develop flexible pre-writing, drafting, peer response, and revision strategies in composing written assignments.
- Continue to practice writing as a process.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how electronic technologies can enhance the way we compose and share texts.