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Proficiency Statement

Willamette Promise courses award credit by proficiency. This statement outlines the proficiencies we expect to see demonstrated in a student’s portfolio upon completion of WR 121 or WR 122. For each proficiency outcome, we include the assessment that will be used to measure whether or not students have demonstrated that ability.

Outside Resources

CWPA First Year Writing Outcomes

OWEAC First Year Writing Outcomes

College Course: WR121, WR122

College Course Title: College Writing (name may vary by high school)

Course Description:
WR 121: A writing-intensive course introducing students to what writing is and how it functions within writing situations.

WR 122: Building on the concepts of writing emphasized in WR 121, this writing course delves further into the work that writingand research do in the world and includes completion of an original inquiry project.

Proficiency Statements

(what Students will know/be able to do)

Students can/will:

  1. Rhetorical Awareness
    • WR 121
      • Exhibit rhetorical awareness and develop rhetorical competence.
      • Use key rhetorical concepts.
    • WR 122
      • Exhibit rhetorical awareness and competence.
      • Apply key rhetorical concepts.
  2. Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
    • WR 121
      • Critically read and use college-level texts to support writing goals.
      • Locate, evaluate, and use sources for writing goals; demonstrate an understanding of the communal and conversational nature of research.
    • WR 122
      • Analyze and synthesize college-level texts for specific and varied rhetorical tasks/goals.
      • Engage in research as a recursive and inquiry-based process; capitalize on the communal and conversational nature of academic research in composing a variety of texts.
  3. Processes
    • WR 121
      • Develop and compare flexible strategies for composing processes.
      • Collaborate in the exchange of writing as both reviewer and author, generating and evaluating feedback as part of the revision process.
    • WR 122
      • Demonstrate flexible and rhetorically appropriate composing strategies.
      • Provide constructive peer feedback; respond effectively to peer and instructor feedback.
  4. Knowledge of Conventions
    • WR 121
      • Recognize and apply the conventions of Standard Edited English.
      • Vary text structure, paragraphing, sentence structure, and word choice appropriate to genre.
      • Apply citation conventions.
    • WR 122
      • Deliberately use the conventions of Standard Edited English to enhance meaning.
      • Consistently maneuver text structure, paragraphing, sentence structure, and word choice appropriate to genre.
      • Systematically and skillfully apply citation conventions.
  5. Metacognition and Transfer
    • WR 121
      • Reflect and document procedural knowledge gained in the areas of writing strategies.
      • Discuss how to transfer and apply writing knowledge to new contexts.
    • WR 122
      • Reflect and document procedural knowledge gained in the areas of writing strategies.
      • Transfer and apply writing knowledge to new contexts.

Assessment

Student Writing Portfolio

Students demonstrate sufficiency/ proficiency through the creation of a writing portfolio that includes the following attached assignments:

  1. Written responses to TWO in-class, on demand essay prompts using provided resource material.
  2. Further revision of ONE above essays to include:
    1. An annotated bibliography
    2. A rough draft with teacher comments
    3. A polished final draft of the essay
    4. A reflective letter
    5. Writing surveys (beginning and end)

121-Level Expectations

  1. Annotated bibliography with 5 sources
  2. Essay: 4-5 pp. (~1,200-1,500 words) + Works Cited page with at least 3 sources chosen from the annotated bibliography (1 research-based source from Academic One required or scholarly and peer reviewed)
  3. Reflection (minimum of 4 pgs.)
  4. All items should be dated and presented in MLA format.

122- Level Expectations

  1. Annotated bibliography with 7-10 sources
  2. Essay: 5-7 pp. (1,500-2,000 words) + Works Cited page with at least 5 sources chosen from the annotated bibliography (3 research-based sources; at least one must be from Academic One or scholarly and peer reviewed)
  3. Reflection (minimum of 4 pgs.)
  4. All items should be dated and presented in MLA format.

Measurement

Formative and summative rubrics are used to measure proficiency and the awarding of college-credit.