9-12.W.1 Use an inquiry process to gather relevant, credible information/evidence from a variety of sources (e.g., print, digital, discussions, etc.) that build understanding of and lead to conclusions about a subject under investigation while avoiding plagiarism.
9-12.W.1.a Investigate self-generated questions by participating in sustained inquiry that builds increasingly complex knowledge or that solves a problem, refocusing inquiry and/or incorporating effective advanced searches as needed.
9-12.W.1.b Assess the credibility, accuracy, and usefulness of a variety of authoritative sources in order to synthesize relevant information that leads to logical, increasingly complex conclusions.
9-12.W.2 Develop, strengthen, and produce polished writing by using a collaborative process that includes the age-appropriate use of technology.
9-12.W.2.a Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, composing, revising, editing, rewriting, reflecting, and/or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
9-12.W.2.b Use technology and ongoing feedback, including new arguments and information, to produce increasingly dynamic writing products.
9-12.W.2.c Demonstrate and maintain command of keyboarding skills to produce sustained writing of increasing length.
Composing for Audience and Purpose
9-12.W.3 Routinely produce a variety of clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, audience, and purpose.
9-12.W.3.a Compose clear and increasingly varied and complex pieces with purposefully designed sections that are organized to fully explore the depth and significance of ideas that are appropriate to task, audience, and purpose.