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Supplemental Writing Skills (SWS)

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome I Written Communication (undergraduate)

Write effectively for multiple purposes and audiences.

The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.

Students will:
• Develop content that is appropriate to a specific disciplinary or professional context, drawing upon relevant sources.
• Organize written material to suit the purposes of the document and meet the needs of the intended audience.
• Express ideas using language that meets the needs and expectations of the intended audience.
• Use conventions of grammar, punctuation, usage, formatting, and citation appropriate to the specific writing situation.
Objective 1 Students will proficiently use writing to develop and to present CONTENT that is appropriate to a specific disciplinary or professional context drawing upon relevant sources.
Objective 2 Students will proficiently ORGANIZE written material to suit the purposes of the document and meet the needs of the intended audience.
Objective 3 Students will proficiently express ideas using CLEAR language and a STYLE that meets the needs and expectations of the intended audience.
Objective 4 Students will proficiently use CONVENTIONS of grammar, punctuation, usage, formatting, and citation appropriate to the specific writing situation.
Objective 5 Students will analyze the relationship between form and function in a text type with reference to its audience, purpose, and context. (CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE OF GENRE)
Objective 6 Students will evaluate their own writing process with reference to research on effective writing processes. (REFLECTIVE KNOWLEDGE OF WRITING PROCESSES)