English 11 – Literary Studies

This course is designed for students who have an interest in refining their skills in written communication in a variety of contexts as they continue to explore, extend and improve their writing. Students will study, create, and write original pieces for diverse purposes and in diverse forms. Students will work to explore and create purposeful compositions and will develop their writing skills through processes of drafting, reflecting, and revising. The following are possible areas of focus within Composition 11:

· narrative, expository, descriptive, persuasive, and opinion pieces, with attention to areas such as thesis development, structure, transitions, hooks and leads, persuasion, argumentation, and the study of a wide range of sample works

· planning, drafting, and editing processes

· writing for specific professional audiences and specific academic disciplines

· how to cite sources, consider the credibility of evidence, and evaluate the quality and reliability of the source

· emphasis on studying short-stories and novels in the second half.