Academic literacy

Enables students to

Academic Discourses

Are the kinds of writing and speaking that occur within a university:

Academic Discourse Conventions

Are the "rules" for academic writing and speaking:

Note 1: No one is born with academic literacy. It can be learned at any stage of life.

Note 2: R/C 1 cannot teach all the conventions of every academic discipline. It can, however, help students develop critical literacy, i.e., the ability to recognize, analyze, employ, and (when necessary) interrupt discourse conventions that are appropriate for each academic context in which students find themselves.

Learning Goals and Grading Rubrics for English 1

The linked rubrics define achievement levels for the primary writing units in English 1.  For Unit 5, students may revise one of their first three papers.

Updated for 2012-2013


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