Course Outcomes


Upon completing ENWR 105/106, ENWR 110, or ENWR 210, UVA students should be able to:
 
I. Compose Balanced Arguments

* Distinguish between combatative argument and dialogic argument
* Identify parts of dialogic argument (claim, reasons, evidence, warrants, A/R)
* Ask and anticipate 5 questions that elicit parts of argument
* Identify and construct 4 typical claim/evidence patterns in academic arguments
* Evaluate and manage presumption
* Identify and employ various types of evidence
* Manage A/R to support dialogue and enhance the writer's credibility

II. Create Effective Problem Statements and Introductions

* Identify questions/problems that motivate academic readers' interest
* Distinguish between tangible and conceptual problems
* Identify parts of a prototypical problem statement
* Compose prototypical problem statements for conceptual problems
* Identify and compose common variations on problem statements
* Identify and employ common patterns for academic introductions  

III. Evaluate and Manage Textual Cohesion and Coherence

* Manage syntactical difficulty by means of information flow in Topic strings and sentence heads.
* Use consistent characters to shape what readers understand and remember
* Manage point-of-view through Topic strings
* Guide reader's sense of coherence via local claim/evidence patterns
* Identify and evaluate options for Point placement

IV. Evaluate and Produce a Range of Styles

* Compose and edit using principles for clear information flow (old to new, short to long)
* Use sentence structures to create a range of styles
* Choose a style appropriate to their goals, readers, and situation