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First-Year Studies

Student Learning Outcomes

  • The expected Student Learning Outcomes for the First Year Studies Program are:

    1. First-year students will be able to demonstrate progress toward competence in structure, flow, depth, use of source material, and conventions of academic writing.

    2. First-Year students will be able to demonstrate competence in critical thinking, including analysis, synthesis, and judgment.

    3. First-Year students will be able to demonstrate information-gathering and research skills, including the use of a variety of research tools and the resources of the library. 

    4. First-Year students will be able to demonstrate information literacy, to effectively and responsibly use information according to the Academic Honesty policy of Lake Forest College.