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Writing Program

Learning Objectives for W1 Courses

Dominique Battles, English

Learning Objectives for W1 Courses
Here is a basic checklist of Writing Skills appropriate to a W1 Course to share with your students.  Feel free to adapt this list with discipline specific skills of your own. 

  • Thesis
  • Topic Sentences
  • Paragraphing
  • Transitions
  • Active Voice
  • Introduction
  • Conclusion
  • Handling Opposition
  • Using Evidence
  • Quoting
  • Comparative Analysis
  • Information Literacy (Librarian)

Helpful Tools:

  • You can find handouts and in-class exercises for teaching many of these skills on this website.  
  • For ways to sequence these Writing skills over the course of the semester, see "Sequencing Assignments (W1)" on this Website.

Questions?: contact Dominique Battles at battlesd@hanover.edu