Learning Outcomes

By the end of this semester, you will be able to:

1. Rhetorical Composition

Compose texts in multiple genres, using multiple modes (Written, Aural, Nonverbal, Digital)

Through composing a variety texts and using a number of composing technologies, students demonstrate understanding of audience, purpose, and constraints. They use and adapt generic conventions, including organization, development, and style.

2. Critical Thinking and Reading Resulting in Writing

Summarize, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the ideas of others as you undertake scholarly inquiry in order produce your own arguments.

Students may encounter the ideas of others in a variety of texts generated both inside and outside the classroom: print, visual, aural, oral, spatial. Students learn accepted and ethical ways to integrate other texts into their work, rightly handling citation and adaptation. Students use writing as a critical thinking tool.

3. Writing as Process

Practice writing as a process, recursively implementing strategies of research, drafting, revision, editing, and reflection.

In learning about their own writing process and doing guided reflective writing about that process, students learn to critique their own and others’ works. They also become aware that it usually takes multiple drafts to create and complete a successful text.

4. Visual Thinking

Demonstrate visual thinking strategies to analyze and interpret visual information and to experiment, assemble, and arrange visual and written documents of their own.

5. Digital Citizenship/Digital Identity

Use technology appropriately and engage responsibly in online spaces.

Students are able to practice and explain good digital citizenship, and utilize the concepts of intellectual property (including copyright, fair use, and creative commons licensing) and appropriate citation and attribution of sources. Students reflect on learning as part of a deliberately constructed digital identity and conduct inquiry, research, critique, and publication in electronic environments.

Header image: Mozilla Web Literacies Map.