English 12 is a year-long course designed to prepare seniors for the rigor and depth of college-level reading and writing requirements. English 12 course work requires a synthesis of the skills taught through the first three years of the high school English program, emphasizing increasingly sophisticated skills in analysis, discussion, and writing. Students read expansively for comprehension of content and to evaluate authors’ biases and purposes. Students write for a variety of purposes in preparation for college, including application essays, placement assessments, expository analysis of non-fiction, and interpretive literary analysis. Students continue to build writing skills through process draft writing, grammar review and vocabulary development. The course provides extensive and challenging reading of many literary genres, including non-fiction, poetry, fiction, and drama, ranging from classical through contemporary literature. Classroom discussions will tackle challenging themes, philosophical views, and contemporary issues.
This course meets the UC/CSU “b” requirement.