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Student Learning Outcomes

GEW 101/50 and General Education Student Learning Outcomes*

These outcomes reflect GEW’s mission statement and values. They stand as our promise to engage each of you in all aspects of the writing process, to introduce you to the conventions of college writing, and to challenge you to read, write, and think critically. 


GEW Program Student Learning Outcomes

• Students will be able to demonstrate the following in their writing:

    • an appropriate response to a rhetorical situation/context

    • clearly identifiable methods of analysis and argument

    • awareness of the needs of various audiences

    • MLA documentation

• Students will be able to explain the writing as a process and to employ all aspects of that process (i.e., inquiry, invention, organization, drafting, editing, and revising).

• Students will be able to carry out research, demonstrate the ethical use of source material, and use that material in their writing.

• Students will be able to use strategies of critical thinking to identify the values, assumptions, arguments in a text and recognizing an author’s use of rhetorical strategies.

• Students will be able to demonstrate, in their major essays, the connection among analytical reading, critical thinking, and writing. 



GE Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course, students will be able to do the following:

  •  Construct a readily identifiable, specific, arguable, and complex thesis;

  •  Use substantial and varied evidence to effectively support the thesis;

  •  Compose clear and compelling introductions and conclusions;

  •  Compose and organize paragraphs with smooth and logical transitions between them;

  •  Consistently construct clear sentences using proper mechanics (e.g., spelling, punctuation) such that work is concise, fluid, and engaging;

  •  Construct work to be effectively tailored to a particular audience and purpose

*GE Outcomes are also GEW Program Outcomes.