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California State University, Sacramento

 

Writing Intensive

Writing Intensive Outcomes

1.  The course must build on the basic skills and knowledge acquired by students in their foundation courses in General Education or the Major

2. The course must expand students’ knowledge by examining complex issues

3. The course must expand students’ abilities to reason logically and to write clearly in prose.

4. Students must be required to write not less than 5,000 words of clear and logical prose (not to include simple narrative or diary writing).

5. Instructors must work actively with students to sharpen analytical abilities and to improve their writing styles

6.  Writing assignments must be spread over the entire semester (with at least 3000 of the 5,000 words due before the last two weeks of instruction.

7.  Instructors must provide timely responses and evaluation of each writing assignment, and evaluations and comments must  not only be about the subject matter content but also about writing skills.

Students will:

1. Utilize and build on the basic skills and knowledge acquired in their foundation courses in GE or the major.

2. Examine complex issues.

3. Write 5,000 words of clear and logical prose (not to include simple narrative or diary writing)

 

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