Quality Enhancement Plan
Georgia Southern University

Student Learning Outcomes  

“Writing Enriched” courses will create or enhance existing activities and assignments to cover the following SLOs. These two outcomes represent Georgia Southern’s definition of effective writing skills that prepare graduates for the workplace and/or advanced study. Students will demonstrate argumentation, analysis, and synthesis skills through writing in a variety of contexts. Students will also engage in the process of writing in various (argumentation, analysis, and synthesis) assignments by researching, drafting, reflecting, and revising:

SLO 1

Students will demonstrate argumentation, analysis, and synthesis skills through writing in a variety of contexts by:

  • communicating a clearly defined purpose;
  • pursuing a substantial or compelling inquiry;
  • identifying, evaluating, and selecting credible evidence or relevant examples;
  • organizing ideas and information consistent with the purpose;
  • demonstrating a nuanced understanding of audience(s) and word choice;
  • adhering to acceptable mechanical, structural, and format style guidelines appropriate to the discipline and purpose; and
  • using effective visual representations to enhance, focus, and amplify written communication and text.

SLO 2

a) At the completion of the Writing-Enriched course(s), a greater percentage of students will voluntarily engage in the processes of writing through the use of

  • Researching
  • Drafting
  • Reflecting
  • Collaborating
  • Revising
  • Editing

b) At the completion of the Writing-Enriched course(s), a greater percentage of students will articulate the specific impacts or effects of engaging in the process of writing.

Last updated: 9/19/2016

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