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Clancy Ratliff has composed a table comparing WPA outcomes aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts for grades 11-12 (see here). Writing Commons has created a table representing content that supports Ratliff's Common Core State Standards.

Rhetorical Knowledge

 

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task purpose, and audience.

 

Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly and thoroughly, supplying the most relevant evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level, concerns, values, and possible biases.

 

Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.

Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing 

 

Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

 

Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation

 

 

Processes

 

 

 

 

 

Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience 

 

 

 

Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information

 

 

Knowledge of Convention

 

 

 

 

Use precise language, domain-specific vocabulary, and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the complexity of the topic. Use appropriate and varied transitions and syntax to link the major sections of text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and concepts 

 

 

 

Use words, phrases, and clauses as varied syntax to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claims(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims

 

 

Composing in Electronic Environments 

 

 

 

 

Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback including new arguments or information. 

 

 

 

 

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content