Back to Course
CRITICAL READING, THINKING, AND WRITING 201
These are the expected goals
for all students taking CRTW 201:
To demonstrate that the
complex process of critical thinking is a part of all we do and that the
process relies on such skills as observing, listening, reading, and writing.
To use writing, reading,
speaking, and critical thinking to foster intellectual growth in an academic
To recognize critical
thinking and problem solving strategies in different academic disciplines
and for different audiences.
To evaluate arguments,
evidence, and the contexts in which they appear.
To prepare for writing
by carefully analyzing evidence.
To plan, organize, and
develop essays based on introspection, general observation, deliberation,
research, and the critical reading of mature prose texts drawn from varied
To recognize individual
writing voices and learn how those voices can be adapted to fit different
audiences and rhetorical situations.
To revise effectively by
completely rethinking, restructuring, and rewriting essays.
To demonstrate improved
oral communication skills in class discussions and small group activities.