Written Communication courses are designed so that students will be prepared to develop written texts of varying lengths and styles that communicate effectively and appropriately across a variety of settings.
Students will demonstrate mastery of the Written Communication general education core competency by being able to:
Respond to Rhetorical Situations
- Identify and evaluate the specific audience and purpose in different writing situations, and adapt their writing appropriately to those situations.
- Develop effective prose that influences attitudes, beliefs, and actions through appropriate logical, ethical, and emotional appeals.
- Locate and evaluate sources appropriate to the rhetorical situation
- Read, comprehend, and summarize an argument from a complex piece of writing.
- Analyze, evaluate, and respond to an argument from a complex piece of writing.
- Summarize, paraphrase, and quote accurately the ideas of others, clearly differentiating them from the students’ own ideas.
- Synthesize and integrate others’ ideas purposefully and ethically, with correct and appropriate documentation.
Craft Logical Arguments
- Generate a controlling idea or thesis.
- Provide clear and logical evidence, support, or illustration for their assertions.
- Choose appropriate and effective organizing methods, employing effective transitions and signposts.
- Write a focused and sustained argument of at least 1500 words that demonstrates all of the written communication outcomes.
Apply Language Conventions
- Use diction, tone, and level of formality appropriate to audience, purpose, and situation.
- Apply the conventions of Standard English grammar, spelling, and mechanics.
Formulate Effective Writing Strategies
- Develop flexible strategies for generating, revising, editing, and proofreading their writing.
- Reflect on and explain the effectiveness of their writing choices regarding the audience, purpose, and situation.
Basic Assessment Rubric: http://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/tap-outcome-written.pdf
The following Middlesex Community College courses are designated as fulfilling the Written Communication general education core competency. (For full course descriptions, hover over the “Dept. Numbers” below.)
|Dept. Number||Course Title|
|BBG*295||Cooperative Work Experience|
|CJS*290||Practicum in Criminal Justice|
|ENG*102||Literature and Composition|
|ENG*220||Studies in American Literature|
|ENG*221||American Literature I|
|ENG*222||American Literature II|
|ENG*231||British Literature I|
|ENG*232||British Literature II|
|ENG*262||Women in Literature|
|ENG*298||Special Topics in English|