Here are the learning objectives for all English 101 and English 201 courses at John Jay College.
Invention and Inquiry: Students learn to explore and develop their ideas and the ideas of others in a thorough, meaningful, complex and logical way.
Awareness and Reflection: Students learn to identify concepts and issues in their own writing and analytically talk and write about them.
Writing Process: Students learn methods of composing, drafting, revising, editing and proofreading.
Rhetoric and Style: Students learn rhetorical and stylistic choices that are appropriate and advantageous to a variety of genres, audiences and contexts.
Claims and Evidence: Students learn to develop logical and substantial claims, provide valid and coherent evidence for their claims and show why and how their evidence supports their claims.
Research: Students learn to conduct research (primary and secondary), evaluate research sources, integrate research to support their ideas, and cite sources appropriately.
Sentence Fluency: Students learn to write clear, complete and correct sentences and use a variety of complex and compound sentence types.
Conventions: Students learn to control language, linguistic structures, and punctuation necessary for diverse literary and academic writing contexts.
We will return to these objectives at various points in the semester and re-mix them as we build our writing identities and politics.