Southwestern Central High School
COURSE NAME: CREDIT HOURS:
English 12: College Composition I (1510) 1 High School
& British Literature 3 College
TEXT: Successful College Writing AUTHOR: Kathleen T.
EDITION: 4TH PUBLISHER: Bedford/St. Martins
TEXT: The Language of Literature AUTHOR: Arthur Applebee et al
EDITION: British Literature PUBLISHER: McDougal Littell, Inc.
TEXT: Warriner's Handbook of Grammar,
Usage, Mechanics & Sentences AUTHOR: ---
EDITION: (6th Course) PUBLISHER: Holt et al
Notebook or Folder
Writing Utensils & Paper
By Mary Shelley
By William Shakespeare
Other Short Stories, Poetry & Novel Choices
· 11th Grade English
· Placement score: Accuplacer Writeplacer tested prior to March 2009 7-9, tested during and after March 2009 4-6; Accuplacer reading 70+. Students who have not met the minimum College Level Reading score (Accuplacer 80+) will take the course to satisfy Southwestern High School's English requirements; however, 3 credit hours will not be attained.
Students will learn to write precise, clear, substantive essays. Students will work with multi-page papers, organization, and mechanics. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, reading, and writing.
In addition to the English 1510 description above, the students will learn about the various British literary periods and work on reading, comprehending, dramatizing, critically analyzing and evaluating a variety of classic pieces of literature.
TOPICS TO BE STUDIED:
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:
Methods will consist of a wide variety of teacher-centered and learner-centered modes of instruction that range from independent work and lectures to group projects and cooperative structures.
WORK REQUIRED BY THE STUDENT:
Students will create and maintain a writing portfolio that consists of at least one of each of the following items:
In addition to the above writing portfolio, students will be required to complete a variety of grammar and literature related activities.
EVALUATION OF STUDENT PROGRESS:
Students will be evaluated on their ability to define, describe, illustrate, explain, integrate, and measure key elements of the course material. Students will also be evaluated on their ability to generalize new and prior knowledge into new learning situations.
The student's final grade is determined by averaging scores on in-class exams, take-home exams, comprehensive assignments or projects, and class participation. Take-home exams and graded homework assignments provide students with feedback on their progress as a topic is being studied. In-class exams provide a focused evaluation of understanding and proficiency in each topic studied. Comprehensive assignments and/or projects provide higher-level understanding of the topics being studied. The final exam also evaluates the student's comprehensive knowledge and skills learned from the coursework.
· Research Paper 300 Points
Grade is calculated by dividing the total points you earned by the total possible points of the course.