Year-long. Weighted grade.
This course includes mythology, short story, novel, poetry, and tragic drama. Refinement of the principles of grammar, usage, and precision of expression is taught through emphasis on effective composition skills. Students will analyze literature and utilize critical thinking through the writing of expository, argumentative, and narrative essays. Through the study of literature, composition, and argumentation, this course begins the preparation for Advanced Placement courses as juniors and seniors.