English IV DC British Literature

English IV Dual Credit satisfies both Palo Alto College requirements for first year, second semester credit and MHS English IV credit.  A survey of early British literature, this class focuses on English epics, drama and fiction from the medieval period on to the Renaissance.  Course writing requirements involve critical analyses of the works read as well as personal essays and creative endeavors.  A documented essay (research paper) is required.  http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter110/index.html
English III

Like your previous ten years in English language arts, the focus in English 3 is on improving your reading and writing performance.  The vehicle for this improvement is mainly reading and analysis of American literature and composition of several types of essays as well as creative writing with stories and poems.  A research paper will be completed in the spring.

English III DC
This course emphasizes academic reading and writing at the college level.  Essays will be written for a variety of purposes (narration, description, comparison/contrast, persuasion, etc.).  Students will study the principles of rhetoric and work to develop a sense of voice and audience in their writing.  As this course is “dual credit,” it satisfies both the high school English 3 requirement (survey of American literature) as well as freshman composition 1 course requirements.  http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter110/index.html
AP English Literature and Composition
This course provides students with in-depth studies of great literary classics, with the end objective of teaching skills needed to sit for the Advanced Placement Exam in May.  The focus of study is on critical reading and writing skills, with emphasis on literary analysis.  As a college level course, AP Literature and Composition is a challenging and demanding class which prepares students for reading, writing and analyzing skills called for in the years ahead.  http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter110/index.html
AP English Language and Composition

This is Advanced Placement English Language and Composition.  It is designed to improve students’ abilities in critical reading, writing and thinking.  The major emphasis during the year is providing students with skills needed to be successful on the AP Exam in May.  As English 3, it is also a survey of American literature.  Nonfiction also is explored extensively.  Students will analyze nonfiction (essays, speeches, biography and autobiography) for purpose, audience, tone and syntax and other rhetorical strategies that influence the text and its reading.  http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter110/index.html



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