Yearbook photos cut into our second day of class, but we were able to read about (Time Magazine and the Daily Times-Call) and discuss the pros and cons of running school all year rather than giving students and teachers a long summer break. Students began writing an essay taking a position on this topic of year-round school. Everyone also had the opportunity to sign up for Remind.com reminders for this class, which will be required by next week. Homework: Please finish your year-round school essay for Friday.
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.