Southeastern Southestern Louisiana University
Objectives for English 101   Instructor: Elisabetta Le Jeune

Students should understand and utilize the following topics as they are needed.

    I. The different stages of the writing process
    • A. Prewriting
      • 1. Limiting the topic
      • 2. Considering the purpose
      • 3. Addressing the audience
      • 4. Forming a thesis
      • 5. Choosing methods of development
      • 6. Writing an outline
      • 7. Experimenting with different prewriting activities
    • B. Writing
    • C. Revising
      • 1. Essay level
      • 2. Paragraph level
      • 3. Sentence level
      • 4. Word level
  • II. The parts of the essay
    • A. Thesis statement
    • B. Outline
    • C. Paragraph
    • D. Introduction
    • E. Conclusion
    • F. Transitions
  • III. Variables that affect style or tone
    • A. Degrees of formality
    • B. Purpose
    • C. Audience
    • D. Writer
  • IV. Choices in terms of structure and diction
    • A. Word choice
      • 1. General words
      • 2. Vague words
      • 3. Words with connotations
      • 4. Euphemisms
    • B. Sentence structure
    • C. Methods of development/organization
    • D. Discriminating between concrete and abstract
  • V. Critical reading and writing
    • A. Understanding the text
    • B. Interpreting the author's position and purpose
    • C. Evaluating a text
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Updated onAugust 19,  2010 by Elisabetta LeJeune