English 1302 and First Year Seminar will promote students' development of the eight habits of mind that are essential to students’ success in college writing (The Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing). You will also find these same concepts in the ACRL Information Literacy reading, where they are described as "dispositions" that support and promote the development of students' information literacy:

  • Curiosity: the desire to know more about the world.
  • Openness: the willingness to consider new ways of being and thinking in the world.
  • Engagement: a sense of investment and involvement in learning.
  • Creativity: the ability to use novel approaches for generating, investigating, and representing ideas.
  • Persistence: the ability to sustain interest in and attention to short- and long-term projects.
  • Responsibility: the ability to take ownership of one’s actions and understand the consequences of those actions for oneself and others.
  • Flexibility: the ability to adapt to situations, expectations, or demands.
  • Metacognition: the ability to reflect on one’s own thinking as well as on the individual and cultural processes used to structure knowledge.