Outcomes

1. Information Literacy
• Students will critically evaluate information and its sources and will use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose

2. Analysis and Critical Reasoning
• Students will practice analytical discourse, critical reasoning, and problem-solving

3. Discipline specific outcomes for En 101
• Students will accurately read, summarize, and analyze new and traditional media sourceswith particular attention to rhetorical context.
• Students will critically evaluate information and its sources and will use information honestly and effectively to engage complex topics.
• Students will write with focus and purpose for a specific public audience, employing the writing conventions such as types of evidence, organization, tone, and sentence-level prose appropriate for this audience.
•Students will understand that writing is a flexible process that includes drafting, revising based on feedback, and editing.

4. Discipline specific outcomes for En 102
• Students will accurately read, summarize, and analyze academic sourceswith particular attention to rhetorical context.
• Students will critically evaluate information and its sources and will use information honestly and effectively to engage complex topics.
• Students will write with focus and purpose for a specific academic audience, employing the writing conventions such as types of evidence, organization, tone, and sentence-level prose appropriate for this audience.
•Students will understand that writing is a flexible process that includes drafting, revising based on feedback, and editing.

Outcomes for EN 101 summary assignments
• Master pre-reading and reading strategies for different texts
• Understand how genre and intended audience shapes reading and writing
• Determine the logic to the ordering of ideas in a text and identify transitions as signposts to the different parts of texts
• Annotate a reading by identifying main ideas and supporting evidence
• Recognize the effect of perspective and purpose on tone, organization, and vocabulary choice
• Summarize accurately

Outcomes for EN 101 Strong Response essay
• Develop flexible strategies, including peer review, for working through the stages of the writing process: generating, revising, editing, and proofreading
• Develop ideas and reasoning in support of a theme or thesis
• Demonstrate basic essay structure: controlling theme or thesis, effective organizational pattern, transitions, successful introduction & conclusion
• Support assertions/ideas with evidence that includes concrete detail while excluding irrelevant (off topic) evidence
• Write clear, grammatically correct English while making effective use of stylistic elements such as active verbs, emphasis, parallelism, etc.

Outcomes for EN 101 Rhetorical Analysis
• Identify how the purpose of text is achieved through the choices a writer makes
• Evaluate the degree to which the argumentative choices a writer makes are effective and ethical
• Determine the effects of point of view on an author’s interpretation/argument
• Organize prose giving priority to more important ideas
• Demonstrate effective logical reasoning in written prose
• Incorporate paraphrases and quotations smoothly and honestly into writing

Outcomes for EN 101 Research Project
• Develop a pre-research and research strategy that focuses the scope of a research project
• Become familiar with library databases
• Effectively gather internet research, identifying the author and publisher of online material and evaluating the hosting site of that material as well as the material itself
• Collect, evaluate, interpret, and synthesize information from a variety of valid and relevant sources, which can include field research
• Adequately paraphrase and quote source material while documenting all research accurately using MLA citation style

Outcomes for EN 101 Public Project
•Integrate different ideas and arguments from various texts while make connections between texts and the world
•Focus the scope of a piece of writing
•Comprehensively explore an issue (questioning different viewpoints  about an issue and understanding the larger implications of these  viewpoints)
•Demonstrates an understanding of the complexities of issues in writing that incorporates  nuance, qualification, etc.
•Respond appropriately to different kinds of rhetorical situations and  audiences  in part by controlling diction, tone, level of formality and  content
•Distinguish between a writer’s words and ideas and those of sources