Learning Expectations for Unit 2

Learning Goals

Assess and refine texts

Assess and refine texts to improve their clarity, effectiveness, and impact according to purpose, audience, message using techniques such as adjusting diction and form according to audience needs and preferences, using verbs effectively, using repetition and substitution for effect, using active instead of passive voice, maintaining parallelism, adding modifiers, replacing verbs with stronger verbs, varying sentence types, using precise diction, eliminating wordiness to improve their clarity, effectiveness, and impact according to purpose and message Students at this level expand their understanding of the range of audiences to include peers, authorities, and technical audiences