COURSE DESCRIPTION

 
To help students understand the importance of historic context in literary analysis
To expose students to a variety of literary genres to further their appreciation of literature
To develop students’ vocabulary-building skills through the use of context clues and word origin/structure analysis
To help students recognize and understand the use of a variety of literary elements (terms and techniques)
To enable students to respond to literature in a way that reflects intelligent and thoughtful analysis
To develop students’ reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills so that they may function effectively in any course at university level
To help students create a body of written work (essay portfolio) that will facilitate the college application process
To provide a wide range of learning opportunities, including daily and longer-term projects, in order that students of all ability levels may be able to reach their respective potentials and be successful
To foster a classroom atmosphere that emphasizes the importance of respect for others’ opinions, beliefs and ways of being

CHAPTERS

 
Ch.1 – Introduction
Ch.2 – Choosing the Right Words
Ch.3 – Thesis Statement
Ch.4 – The Great Gatsby
Ch.5 – Traditional Essays
Ch.6 – Transitional Devices
Ch.7 – Compare/Contrast
Ch.8 – Persuasive Essay
Ch.9 – Narrative Essay
Ch.10 – Listening Comprehension
Ch.11- Non Verbal Communication
Ch.12- Familiar Quotes
Ch.13 – Argumentative Essays
Ch.14. – Analytical Writing Rubric
Ch.15 – Short Story
Ch.16 – Genre
Ch.17 – Editing
Ch.18 – Reading Strategies
Ch.19 – Punctuation Review
Ch.20 – The Scarlet Letter
Ch.21 – Descriptive Essay