Writing 122- Cora Agatucci
English Composition [Argumentation & Critical Reading-Response]

Writer's Profile #3
Self-Assessment of Essay #1 Analysis & Evaluation Skills
WR 122, Prof. C. Agatucci, Winter 2002
See Winter 2002 WR 122 Course Plan for assignment deadlines

WR 122 Competencies: As stated in the WR 122 Syllabus, the Humanities Department Composition Committee has identified the following core competencies, or student learning outcomes, for all WR 122 courses. Essay #1 Analysis and Evaluation & preparatory assignments were designed to help you achieve the following targeted competencies.  Please read each competency statement and rate your skills using this scale: 
5=Excellent/A;  4=Very Good/B;  3= Satisfactory/C; 2=Weak/D; 1=Poor/F

___Competency 1. Demonstrate the ability to use a variety of analytical and argumentative essay patterns, such as evaluation of a published argument

___Competency 2. Demonstrate the ability to use several quotations from …published sources…, which are (1) integrated into the student's own writing (at both the paragraph and the sentence level), and (2) correctly documented according to some currently accepted practice.

___Competency 3(a): Demonstrate the ability to adopt a persona or tone [e.g. integration of Bias statement and presentation of your Character/Ethos as a fair-minded critical thinker and evaluator] that serves one's persuasive purposes in written argument [evaluation is the type of argument in the case of Essay #1];

___Competency 3(b): . . . and [demonstrate the ability] to identify and anticipate audience considerations (e.g. readers' knowledge, assumptions, beliefs/values, attitudes, needs) in the selection of evidence and presentation of the writer's argument [in the case of Essay #1, addressing a diverse audience of college-level critical readers effectively, and choosing persuasive criteria for analyzing and evaluating the AofA argument--other than simply that you agree or disagree with the author’s position]

___Competency 4: Summarize published arguments and analyze components of written arguments…[i.e. applying the Methods of Analysis and Evaluation that we have studied in WR 122 this term to the AofA argument in Essay #1]

___Competency 5: Use writing [or oral communication] to provide a peer [i.e. other student writers] with alternative viewpoints and suggestions for revising and editing.

___Competency 6: Adopt a[reading, analysis, and] writing process…[effective for completing Essay #1 assignment successfully]

___Competency 7: Analyze and evaluate one's own argument [i.e. your own Essay #1], identifying strengths, weaknesses and potential biases…--and suggest some means of improving [your own] argumentative practice [i.e. through feedback and revision opportunities].


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