I believe that the posting of Content Objectives is for the purpose of making sure our students can express what they are learning and why. I also believe that the content objective should be an authentic learning goal and not a discrete skill. Maybe it would be more clearly stated that the why and the what of the learning need to go hand in hand. For example, I’m learning how to write engaging introductions (what) so that my reader will be interested in reading the rest of my argument (why). Please share your thoughts on this in the comments below.