Diagnostic Writing Exercise

Students successfully completing this course should be able to:

Identify and adapt to rhetorical situations
Produce writing that demonstrates academic reading skills
Use a process approach to compose well-developed, research-based writing
Create an argumentative and/or exploratory thesis supported by textual evidence
Locate, evaluate, and integrate information sources;
Summarize, analyze, synthesize, apply, and document source material
Control conventions of language, mechanics, and academic documentation

please write a 250+ word paragraph in response to the following prompt. Based on the course learning outcomes, what do you expect to learn in this course?