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Writing Center Student Learning Outcomes

Writing Center Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

The majority of SBCC courses have designated the desired outcomes for student learning associated with completion of the course. Likewise, the Writing Center has identified several specific, measurable outcomes that students who use Writing Center services should be able to demonstrate. While students' individual goals are often practical and immediate—getting the best grade on their papers—our goal as educators is to look beyond the individual assignment toward the students' acquisition of lasting skills. Notice that these desired outcomes extend beyond writing skills per se and include other skills critical to student success, such as time management, self-reliance and self-awareness as learners.

Writing Center Tutorial Session SLOs

 

1. Students from disciplines across the curriculum will demonstrate preparedness by planning for their tutorial session and arriving with relevant materials.

2. Students will demonstrate self-reliance by identifying which phase of the writing process, which writing skills, and which portions of their writing sample on which to focus during the tutorial session.

3. Students will demonstrate problem solving/creative thinking ability by identifying the main points of discussion raised during the tutorial session to plan next steps in the writing process.

 Summary of slo data

Writing Skills Workshops SLOs

Getting Started

After attending this workshop, students should be able to do the following:

1. Recognize the elements of a typical academic writing assignment.

2. Identify the types of thinking and writing required by the assignment.

3. Practice several pre-writing strategies, including clustering, outlining, brainstorming, and list making.

 

Writing Anxiety

After attending this workshop, students should be able to do the following:

1. Identify causes for writing anxiety.

2. Match particular strategies to different cause for writing anxiety.

3. Apply strategies to their own writing process.

 

Drafting and Revising

After attending this workshop, students should be able to do the following:

1. Identify strategies for revision.

2. Match revision strategies to particular stages of the writing process.

3. Apply revision strategies to their own writing

 

Essentials of Research

After attending this workshop, students should be able to do the following:

1. Create a writing plan for a research paper.

2. Access research resources online and at the library.

3. Understand the concepts of source evaluation.

 

Introduction to Citation

After attending this workshop, students should be able to do the following:

1. Identify different types of sources.

2. Understand why to cite.

3. Determine when to cite.

 

Citation: MLA

After attending this workshop, students should be able to do the following:

1. Locate and follow MLA guidelines as required.

2. Incorporate in-text citations according to MLA guidelines.

3. Create a works cited page according to MLA guidelines.

 

Citation: APA

After attending this workshop, students should be able to do the following

1. Locate and follow APA guidelines as required.

2. Incorporate in-text citations according to APA guidelines.

3. Create a reference page according to APA guidelines.

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