Learning Outcomes

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The content, assignments, and assessments for this course are aligned to the following learning outcomes:

Module 1: Rhetorical Reading

Define and evaluate strategies for rhetorical reading and building vocabulary

  • Define and identify rhetorical context
  • Identify active reading strategies
  • Use context clues and other reading strategies to learn and retain new words

Module 2: Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay

Recognize and evaluate strategies for moving beyond the five-paragraph essay

  • Recognize characteristics of organically structured essays
  • Recognize and evaluate effective paragraphs
  • Identify successful strategies for writing effective introductions and conclusions

Module 3: Readability

Recognize and resolve readability errors

  • Critique the use of apostrophes
  • Critique the use of semicolons and colons
  • Critique the use of commas
  • Critique passages, revising for run-on sentences and fragments

Module 4: Analysis

Evaluate keys to successful analysis

  • Define analysis
  • Recognize and evaluate keys to successful analytic writing
  • Identify and apply different types of analytic processes

Module 5: Rhetorical Appeals

Recognize and evaluate rhetorical appeals

  • Recognize and establish appeals to logos
  • Recognize and evaluate appeals to pathos
  • Recognize and establish appeals to ethos

Module 6: Academic Argument

Evaluate keys to successful argument

  • Evaluate argumentative thesis statements
  • Evaluate logical fallacies in argument
  • Evaluate rhetorical approaches to building common ground
  • Evaluate strategies for rebuttal and refutation of counterargument

Module 7: Evaluating Sources

Evaluate the quality and reliability of sources

  • Identify and differentiate different types of sources
  • Evaluate methods to assess the quality of print sources
  • Evaluate methods to assess the quality of online sources
  • Evaluate methods to assess the quality of multimedia sources

Module 8: Using Sources

Define and evaluate using sources

  • Identify the conventions of source integration
  • Evaluate applications of paraphrase, summary, and quotation
  • Identify the conventions of citation and references
  • Establish credibility when using sources

Module 9: Multimodality

Define and apply principles of multimodality

  • Define multimodality
  • Define and evaluate remediation and remix