English 12B: College Preparatory English
English 12B is a class designed to prepare students for the rigors of college level reading and writing. Students will engage in a variety of readings from mythology, literature, philosophy, and current events. These readings will be used as the basis of writing assignments which will include in class Timed Writes, Online Discussions, and Formal Essays. The purpose of the writing assignments is to develop well-structured essays which employ argumentative claims backed by textual evidence and analysis. Grammar, syntax, and vocabulary will be emphasized in the development of styles.
The class also instructs students in the use of technology for academic purposes such as web based research and the creation of films. Critical thinking and experiences
Timed Writes 20%
Students are expected to behave like young adults and be responsible. Additionally, these are specific rules which apply to the class.