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Goal:Students will effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Students will demonstrate the ability to locate, critically evaluate, and present information.

The requirement of the English 111 course for students is designed to assure that each student meets a minimal level of competence in writing.  For this reason, faculty set the following objective:

Objective:70% of students will be able to communicate effectively in writing.

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Means of assessment:

70% of students will complete the writing exam with a passing grade.

Definition of Effective Written Communication:

In order to measure objectives and student outcomes, students were required to choose one of the topics listed below and write one complete paragraph. The paragraph was to be reflective of their level of writing and include a topic sentence, supporting details, and an appropriate closing.  

TermNumber SectionsNumber EnrolledCourse

Fall 2004811,879ENG 111

From the total sections of Eng 111, 13 sections were selected for assessment.  Short session classes continue to be a problem in our area.  One of the short session classes was substituted by a part-timer, but two other sections were not received due to insufficient timing.  Also, one full session section was not received, and there was difficulty tracking the part-time instructor who is not teaching in our division this semester.  The bottom of this report reflects those sections that were accounted for during the assessment.

Topics:

1.) Describe a risk that paid off

2.) Describe or tell about an event that changed your view of yourself

3.) Explain or tell about a career that suits you best

Grading Rubric:

The rubric looked at five (5) areas

1.)

Main Idea

2.)

Form and Function

3.)

Support

4.)

Expression

5.)

Mechanical Soundness

Students must meet all five (5) areas in some way to pass the assessment  

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