ELCB students will:

  1. Organize ideas into coherent written academic discourse that adheres to logical progression.
  2. Recognize distinctions between social/conversational and formal/academic language, and become aware of the conventions of formal academic writing.
  3. Construct academic argumentation, use persuasion devices, evaluate information, identify audience, and adjust discourse and text to meet the needs of the audience.
  4. Synthesize ideas from one or several written sources.  Re-state and paraphrase information, and cite sources appropriately and accurately.
  5. Establish and maintain topic and text coherence and cohesion.
  6. Increase the level of grammatical and lexical accuracy and expand the ranges of accessible language constructions.
  7. Edit and revise own texts: identify and correct fundamental discourse-, text-, and sentence-level error types, e.g. discourse structuring and cohesion, subject-verb presence and agreement, and verb tense consistency and cohesion.