Composition Two

By the end of the course, students will:

  1. Develop their ability to form an active thesis and develop that thesis through paragraphs that exhibit strong controlling ideas and specific supporting details
  2. Refine their ability to construct an essay that is rhetorically effective in its organization, development, and language
  3. Develop a rhetorically effective and appropriate style that appeals to specific audiences
  4. Develop a maturity of control over their writing demonstrated by care with grammar, mechanics, and factual accuracy
  5. Be able to locate, identify, and learn to evaluate the reliability of standard academic sources including online sources
  6. Be able to support an interpretive stance using logic and sources
  7. Polish formal documentation skills
  8. Reconcile diverse opinions and reactions that reflect the varying perspectives on events both globally and locally as seen in both literature and expository essays