Qualities of a Renaissance Graduate
Craftsmanship & Quality
I craft, refine and polish a piece of work until it is of meeting quality.
I complete work with consistent care for organization, detail, and accuracy.
Problem Solving & Invention
I design and test solutions to problems.
I find multiple ways to solve a problem and can share the strengths and weaknesses of different solutions.
Inquiry & Investigation
I use questions to help me shape my research.
I actively seek out, synthesize and apply new information.
I investigate a topic through a variety of sources, ideas and viewpoints.
Critical Thinking & Analysis
I extract ideas from a variety of learning experiences (reading, group work, lecture, discussion,
hands-on activities) and synthesize them into a new understanding of a topic.
I independently understand, assess, synthesize and use information from different sources.
I develop a comprehensive understanding of a text, experiment, concept or idea by looking at its parts or components.
I organize and share my knowledge and ideas on a topic through speaking, writing or other meansof communication.
I demonstrate my understanding of things I learn, using appropriate tools, materials or language.
I craft well-organized, articulate, compelling, and focused writing appropriate for a defined purpose and audience.
Creative Thinking & Expression
I learn and apply a variety of means of creative expression to share ideas and information.
I use expressive, creative and focused language in my communication that engages a specific audience.