ULL Writing Program Outcomes Aligned with Habits of Mind in the"Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing"
In this table, I have matched one or two habits of mind from the Framework with each of our writingprogram outcomes and explained how the habit(s) apply to each writing outcome.
Habit(s) of Mind (from theFramework statement)
Outcome with Habit(s) Integrated
Engage in writing asa recursive processCreativity
the ability to usenovel approaches forgenerating, investigating, andrepresenting ideas.Persistence
the ability tosustain interest in and attentionto short- and long-term projects.Willingness to try new processes andcontinue working on writing projects eventhrough difficult periods (example: revising toaddress criticism on drafts)Recognize thestructures of argumentMetacognition
the ability to
reflect on one’s own thinking as
well as on the individual andcultural processes used tostructure knowledge.Ability to explain rhetorical techniques,appeals, and strategies: explaining why anargument is rhetorically effective orineffective.Use writing andreading for learning,thinking, andcommunicatingCuriosity
the desire toknow more about the world.Willingness to take an interest in classreading assignments and writing projects andconnect one's class writing and reading tomaterial in other classes and settings.Respond to the needsof various audiencesResponsibility
the ability to
take ownership of one’s actions
and understand theconsequences of those actionsfor oneself and others.The understanding that what we say and writehas consequences, the willingness tocomprehend and meet readers' needs, and thesensitivity and empathy to inhabit audiences'perspectives.Discuss appropriatevoice, tone, and levelof formalityFlexibility
the ability toadapt to situations,expectations, or demands.The understanding of academic discourseconventions and expectations and ability tospeak and write as an academic and as otherroles.