Learning Goals

Learning Goals

Student Learning Goals:

In the area of student development (the writing center), students who visit the center will learn:

--to see the writing center as a valuable resource

--to see revision as a crucial part of the writing process


In the area of instructor development, the WAC program is to be regarded asa resource available to assist instructors and programs in determining their own learning goals for their students.Thus the following list is to be understood as a starting point for instructors and programs to revise and adjust as they wish.

By the time of graduation, student writers will learn

--to respond effectively to different rhetorical situations

--to use writing for inquiry, learning, thinking, and communicating

--to use an effective writing process, to learn to critique their own and others' work, and to recognize that writing well usually entails doing multiple drafts

--to integrate their ideas with those of others and to document sources appropriately

--to develop and use knowledge of genre conventions ranging from structure and paragraphing to tone and mechanics

--to employ the conventions of usage of Standard Edited Written English

(This list is adapted from the WPA Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition, which was adopted by the Council of Writing Program Administrators in April 2000.)