This course is a college preparatory class that utilizes a college textbook. Students will read, discuss, and analyze literature from ancient times to Shakespearian time from around the world. The emphasis will be on classic literature and its influence on modern literature.
Critical thinking and analysis will be stressed through in class discussions, timed writings, and literary analysis papers.
Group and individual projects will be assigned. Oral presentations will be mandatory. The English Computer Lab and library will be utilized.
No late work will be accepted unless a student is absent or there is a family emergency. Students should see me to discuss these issues.
It is the student's responsibility to see me upon returning to school after an absence. Students will have equal to the number of school days absent to make-up any work missed. If the work is not made-up or arrangements are not made to make-up the work within an agreed upon time, the student will receive a zero for the assignment.
Make-up tests and quizzes cannot be taken during class time since students would then miss an additional day's instruction. Students can come before school, during a study hall, during lunch (They may eat while making up work.), or after school with prior arrangement.