At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Write a multi-paragraph composition with clear organization, including an introduction with a strong thesis, three or more body paragraphs which clearly develop the thesis, and a strong conclusion.
  • Avoid most errors in grammar and mechanics while at the same time showing ability in logic, unity and coherence.
  • Demonstrate college-level content and style.
  • Show ability to express thoughts clearly and coherently.
  • Document research through the correct use of MLA style.
  • Critically read student and professional essays from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate overall competency in writing.