Analyze texts in a variety of genres with precision
Write with clarity and elegance
Articulate original ideas and arguments in speech and in writing
Conduct independent research
Demonstrate knowledge of a range of literary forms, theories and histories
Deliver engaging presentations
Literary works, including the genres of fiction, poetry, playwriting and screenwriting, and the major texts of contemporary writers;
Literary history, including the origins and development of genres, major writers of the past, and the role of the writer in society; and
Literary analysis, including theories of literary composition and critical theory.
In addition, students are expected to demonstrate the abilities to write in various poetic modes and styles, fictive styles, nonfiction styles, and evaluate other students' written work.