I was out today, so Ms. Dailey helped students to polish their This I Believe essays and make some good progress on the Independent Novel Essays. She also signed out copies of Nickel and Dimed, our next text. Everyone read the introduction and annotated it with sticky notes. Homework: Novel essays are due at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday; TIB essays need to be ready to record next class.
College professors frequently lament the poor writing skills of the students who enter their classrooms, particularly straight out of high school. This course is designed to help you succeed in not only a freshman composition course, but in college altogether. Students will learn to think critically, read analytically, and communicate with clarity and confidence.
While students may earn college credit if they receive a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP English Language and Composition Exam (depending on their chosen college), the ultimate goal of this course is to prepare students for the rigors of college writing.