Journalism and Writing Objectives

  1. To enable students to think, write, and speak critically, clearly, and effectively.
  2. To help students develop important habits of research.
  3. To help students develop effective rhetorical strategies necessary to the successful communication of ideas through the written word.
  4. To help students develop revision practices in order to more sharply delineate their ideas in written communications.
  5. To expose students to important models for the structuring of both journalistic and literary communications.
  6. To provide students with opportunities to write for different audiences and to receive feedback from such audiences about the effectiveness of that writing.
  7. To provide students with important tools for editing and revision.
  8. To enable students to read with appreciation and discrimination important writers who serve as models of excellence in writing professions.
  9. To prepare students for careers involving strong writing skills.