Writing Learning Outcomes

Writing Learning Outcomes 

I. By attending a one-time writing tutoring session, students will:

  1. Engage in conversations about audience awareness and the purpose and message of their text to demonstrate they understand the rhetorical situation.
  2. Engage in conversations about recursive invention and revision strategies to improve their work to demonstrate they understand writing is an open-ended process.
  3. Identify the main points discussed in sessions to plan the next step in revising their work.

II. By the end of the semester, students attending weekly writing tutoring sessions will:

  1. Engage in conversations about audience awareness and the purpose and message of their text to demonstrate they understand the rhetorical situation:
      • Students will respond to the needs of different audiences.
      • Students will use appropriate voice, tone, and level of formality
      • Students will use appropriate format and structure.
  2. Engage in conversations about recursive invention and revision strategies to improve their work to demonstrate they understand writing is an open-ended process:
      • Students will develop flexible strategies for generatingrevising, editing, and proofreading.
      • Students will address global concerns before sentence-level concerns.
  3. Engage in conversations about the use of outside sources:
      • Students will find, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize outside sources.
      • Students will integrate their own ideas with outside sources.
  4. Students will practice appropriate means of documenting their work
  5. Control sentence-level features of their writing such as grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
  6. Identify the main points discussed in sessions to plan the next step in revising their work.