EC4 Writing Goals & Objectives

EC4 Writing reviews the rhetorical components introduced in EC3 Writing. In addition, students will learn how to write a complete short essay, including an introduction and conclusion. Besides two 2-draft assignments, students will be required to complete two further writing tasks submitted to and graded via Turnitin. The main aim of these tasks is to review rhetorical components, and to give students opportunities to develop greater fluency.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to do the following:

Goal 1: Be able to organize a simple essay.

Objective 1.1:Use rhetorical components introduced in EC3 Writing (i.e. topic sentence, supporting ideas, concluding sentence, thesis statement).
Objective 1.2:Write a simple introduction and conclusion.

Goal 2: Be able to write coherent paragraphs.

Objective 2.1:Review and use the ‘two supporting ideas’ model introduced in EC3 Writing.
Objective 2.2:Use an alternative model (i.e. a paragraph that develops one main idea).
Objective 2.3:Use a greater range of cohesive devices.

Goal 3: Write with greater clarity, range and accuracy.

Objective 3.1:Be able to improve their written language by receiving detailed individual feedback from their teacher.
Objective 3.2:Use topic-related vocabulary before and during writing tasks.

Goal 4: Develop a greater understanding of the writing process.

Objective 4.1:Write a short academic essay by utilizing planning strategies (i.e. listing and organizing ideas using graphic organizers), drafting, and proof-reading drafts.
Objective 4.2:Write an improved second draft by revising their writing based on teacher feedback and utilizing peer consultation offered by the Learning Assistance Center as a resource.

Goal 5: Use an outside source as support in a paragraph.

Objective 5.1:Understand why writers use outside sources in writing.
Objective 5.2:Be able to appropriately include an outside source in a paragraph by integrating it into their writing.

Updated 2018.02.15