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English Skills

College Learning Outcomes:

  1. Written, Oral and Visual Communication: Communicate effectively in writing, orally and/or visually using traditional and/or modern information resources and supporting technology.
  2. Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning: Locate, identify, collect, and organize data in order to then analyze, interpret or evaluate it using mathematical skills and/or the scientific method.
  3. Critical Thinking: Differentiate between facts, influences, opinions, and assumptions to reach reasoned and supportable conclusions.
  4. Problem Solving: Recognize and identify the components of a problem or issue, look at it from multiple perspectives and investigate ways to resolve it.
  5. Information Literacy: Formulate strategies to locate, evaluate and apply information from a variety of sources - print and/or electronic.

Pdf of what each course fulfills:
Bloom's Taxonomy:

SEE BELOW FOR COURSE OUTLINE SLOs ATTACHMENT.


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First: Please rank on a scale of 1 to 5 (5=high) - how important each of these general outcomes are to to each of your classes in the matrix as follows:


Effective
Communication


Scientific or
Quantitative
Reasoning


Critical
Thinking
Problem
Solving
Information
Literacy




ENGL 62

5

1

3
3
ENGL 62L

5

1

3
3
ENGL 70

5

1

3
1
ENGL 71

5

1

3
1
ENGL 72

5

1

3
1
ENGL 73

5

1

3
1
ENGL 74

5

1

3
1
ENGL 75

5

1

3
1
ENGL 77

5

1

3
1
ENGL 78

5

1

3
1
ENGL 79

5

1

3
1
ENGL 92

5

1

3
3
ENGL 92L

5

1

3
1
ENGL 95

5

1

3
1
ENGL 96

5

1

3
1
ENGL 97

5

1

3
1
ENGL 98

5

1

3
4
ENGL 98A

5

1

3
4
ENGL 98B

5

1

3
4
ENGL 98SL

5

1

3
4
ENGL 99

5

1

3
1
ENGL 116

5

1

5
4
ENGL 120

5

1

5
5
ENGL 120SL

5

1

5
5

English Skills Discipline Problem Solving and Critical Thinking SLOs (from 2005)

In our department we teach students to approach problem solving
in reading by:
  • Identifying and explaining key ideas
  • identifying and listing appropriate supporting ideas
  • recognizing implied main ideas
  • understanding relationships that involve addition, time comparison, contrast, cause and effect and examples
  • distinguishing between facts and opinion
And in writing by:
  • employing the writing process: prewriting/brainstorming, outlining, drafting, editing, and finalizing
  • choosing appropriate writing strategies to support ideas
  • supporting a main idea with concrete and logical support
  • using a variety of sentence types to accomplish tasks
  • using interesting and descriptive words

Most up-to-date SLOs from the course outlines



SLO template (with an example from history) to use for those courses you assess in any particular semester: