|This one semester course covers various forms of expository writing techniques and forms. Student writing will cover the forms of literary analysis, persuasion, creative non-fiction, and research related writing. One writing unit will focus on the the college application process and the application essay. Students also develop their ability to critically assess the content, style, and mechanics of writing from various authors. Finally, each student will learn research techniques and MLA format in order to craft a culminating major research paper.