This course is designed to prepare high school students for college-level writing, reading, and critical thinking assignments. Students will complete a persuasive research project, provide a literary analysis of a classical work, and learn to communicate professionally through media such as formal emails and cover letters. They will also practice giving quick, thoughtful responses to timed essay prompts as required by the ACT or SAT essays and the in-class essay exams of many college courses. In preparation for college composition and literature classes, the course’s poetry unit will help students tackle the form and content of poems through poetry analysis and their own creative writing. Students who complete this course will be able to demonstrate sound reasoning, excellent grammar, and an awareness of structure and style in their written work.
- Teacher: Elizabeth Buege