Semesters: 1 (1st Semester)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Junior Composition & Literature
Credit: 1/2 per semester
This course is designed for students who plan to pursue further education after high school and fulfill college entrance requirements. The students will have an opportunity to review the grammar of English, to read examples of good essay writing, to study writing theory, to independently study vocabulary, to think critically, to create effective essays expressing their personal opinions, to obtain teacher and student response to their writings, and to learn the steps in effective persuasive/argumentative composition. Some oral presentations may be assigned which would apply to outside nonfiction topics, and principles of style.