English 50 SLOs

Student Learning Outcome (SLO) for Course

Method of Evaluation/Assessment


At the completion of English 50, the student will be able to perform the following:


Examples of assessment methods include but are not limited to the following:

I = Introduced

D = Demonstrated

M = Mastery

1.       Read and think critically about at least 1 book-length work in addition to selected readings

Demonstrate understanding of the readings through quizzes, journal assignments or essays. 



I, D

2.  Evaluate and establish the             

     credibility an author’s work


Write a critique (analysis/evaluation) of an argument.

I, D

3.  Demonstrate the legitimate use                  
      of credible sources by

  • summarizing and paraphrasing sources.
  • synthesizing multiple sources.
  • avoiding plagiarism.


Write essay(s) using multiple credible sources.


Observe ethical standards of academic community—no plagiarizing sources.



I, D

4.  Write papers that

  • demonstrate the use of expository and argumentative or persuasive forms of writing.
  • demonstrate correct MLA form and citation.
  • show evidence of drafting, editing, and revision to reflect an academic style and tone.
  • use a variety of sentence patterns appropriately and correctly.
  • use the standard conventions of written English—spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.

Write essays in and out of class.


Write homework including but not limited to

  • exercises
  • annotations of texts
  • journals and other brief writings

I, D

Draft: August 29, 2011