-The first unit will focus on creative nonfiction. Student will engage in a writing workshop developing voice, narrative, and critiquing skills.
-Following this workshop, we will take what we have learned about good narrative writing and transfer our skills to application essays.
-In all of the above units, we will be looking at model essays in class and developing critical editing skills.
-Throughout the first quarter, students will work on the mechanics of writing.
-Second semester we will focus on the research process. Each student will produce one persuasive paper, and one longer research paper of 3000-3500 words.
All papers will follow MLA format. Students will also complete a writing journal.