Sample Learning Outcomes: Understanding the Functions of Essays

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Mrs. Barnhart
Kentlake High School English Department
Covington WA

Dear Mrs. Barnhart
The goal of University of Washington College Composition was to increase our proficiency on the four course outcomes. These outcomes are, “To demonstrate an awareness of the strategies that writers use in different writing contexts”(Outcome 1), To read, analyze, and synthesize complex texts and incorporate multiple kinds of evidence purposefully in order to generate support writing”(Outcome 2), “ To produce complex, analytic, persuasive arguments that matter in academic contexts”(Outcome 3) and lastly, “To develop flexible strategies for revising, editing, and proofreading writing.”(Outcome 4)All of these different writing outcomes are
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This quote however displays my ability to act on my ability to read, analyze and synthesize complex texts and incorporate multiple kinds of evidence in order support my writing. (Outcome 2)
We see my ability to meet outcome 2 the most in “Women in Society” this essay forced me to expand my thoughts and sources to outside the course texts. I had to use multiple different sites and sources in order to correctly portray my ability to meet the outcome. An example of this, is “Although women may have the same intentions and wants as men, their ability to react in high stress situations is on a significantly lower level then males. (Apa) The “Apa” demonstrates an outside internet source which was used in order to portray my ability to write about women’s ability to react in high stress situations. It backs up my beliefs that I have effectively met the quota for my ability to analyze, and synthesize complex texts and incorporate multiple kinds of evidence. (Outcome 2)
Lastly on outcome 2, we must see my ability to analyze course texts. In “Fictional Identities”, I’ve been able to portray this correctly and efficiently within my writing. Within this essay I use multiple quotes, from “The Yellow Wallpaper” Which was assigned as course text. One my examples are “This environment starts the first set of conflict within the story, and as it starts we find that the narrator is caught up with

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