student learning outcomes governing WRITE are:
are able to distill a primary purpose into a single, compelling statement.
are able to order major points in a reasonable and convincing manner based
on that purpose.
are able to develop their ideas using appropriate rhetorical patterns (e.g.,
narration, example, comparison/contrast, classification, cause/effect, and definition)
in response to their specific rhetorical situation.
are able to employ standard diction, syntax, usage, grammar, and mechanics.
are able to manage and coordinate basic information gathered from multiple
April 2000 Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition by the Council of
Writing Program Administrators (WPA);
common communication learning outcomes, corresponding closely to the WPA
statement, of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) General Education Program
begun in fall 2004; and
- A modified and narrowed list of the TBR outcomes adopted, with TBR approval,
by the TSU composition faculty for its pilot of a General Education
Assessment Plan (Appendix 5) beginning in