VCCS Litonline Introduction to Literature
English 112 (English Composition II)
Below is a master list of the objectives
regarding writing for the various modules in the Litonline webs which support
the major competencies from the list of
competencies generated at the
2003 VCCS May Symposium on Commonwealth Courses. [The link gives
instructions for logging onto Blackboard.]
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Competency 107: Use prewriting strategies.
The student will develop a focus; determine the purpose;
plan a sequence of ideas; use structured overviews; and create outlines.
Competency 108: Use appropriate paragraph
structure in writing. The student will construct coherent paragraphs and arrange
paragraphs in logical order.
Competency 109: Use a variety of sentence
structures appropriately in writing. The student will construct compound, complex,
compound-complex, parallel, repetitive, and analogous sentence structures.
110: Present ideas to achieve
overall coherence and logical flow in writing. The student will use appropriate techniques such as
transitions and repetition to maximize cohesion.
111: Demonstrate a controlled,
unique style and voice in writing. The student will use effective diction, syntax, and tone.
and prioritize a variety of strategies to revise and edit written work to
achieve maximum improvement in the time available.
Employ basic editing skills
proficiently to identify obvious mechanical errors, clarify and improve
the structure of the piece and sharpen language and meaning.
Competency 123/149: Review ideas and structure in
substantive ways to improve depth of information and logic of
4: Analyze the quality of selected student
writing about the play.
8: Determine characteristics of an effective answer for a