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  • Goal 1A/1B: Communication

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  • Goal 1A/1B: Communication

    Goal:

    To develop writers and speakers who use the English language effectively and who read, write, speak and listen critically. As a base, all students should complete introductory communication requirements early in their collegiate studies. Writing competency is an ongoing process to be reinforced through writing-intensive courses and writing across the curriculum. Speaking and listening skills need reinforcement through multiple opportunities for interpersonal communication, public speaking, and discussion.  

    Students will be able to:

    • Understand/demonstrate the writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing and presentation.
    • Participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
    • Locate, evaluate, and synthesize in a responsible manner material from diverse sources and points of view.
    • Select appropriate communication choices for specific audiences.
    • Construct logical and coherent arguments.
    • Use authority, point-of-view, and individual voice and style in their writing and speaking.
    • Employ syntax and usage appropriate to academic disciplines and the professional world.