This course focuses on the development of reading skills through the analysis of fiction, nonfiction, short story, novel, poetry, and drama. Descriptive, expository, persuasive, narrative, and literary analysis writing, as well as basic research techniques and communication skills, are addressed through instruction. In addition, students refine their grammar and usage skill through the writing process and the application of essential composition strategies. This full-year course meets for two consecutive periods providing time for practice and growth in reading and writing. This course is not NCAA core approved.