Prerequisite: approval from English faculty
This class assumes that students are independent learners who can work with limited teacher support. Students are advanced and enthusiastic readers who can make inferences, draw connections, and comprehend texts with sophisticated themes and vocabulary at a fairly fast pace. Students’ expository and narrative writing demonstrates a strong familiarity with the rules of grammar, mechanics, spelling and sentence/paragraph structure.
Course content is similar to that of Literature by Genre. What is significantly different in this advanced class is the work pace, level of interpretive analysis, and independence in learning. Students are also expected to be practiced writers.