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This class will prepare students for their first-year writing classes at a university. Before entering this class, students should have a basic understanding of writing research papers and essays.

The first half of the year will be focused on research writing, and the second half of the year will focus on writing analyses based on poetry, literature pieces, music lyrics/videos, and more.

Students in class will be required to accurately format papers in MLA format, properly cite all sources in texts and on the Works Cited page, and demonstrate critical thinking skills in the research papers.

In lieu of final exams, the students will be expected to write 10–12-page research papers at the end of each term. This class will be mostly discussion-based with an emphasis on group collaboration.

*It is recommended to have your student bring a laptop to class for in-class writing.

Curriculum/Required Text(s): MLA Handbook, 8th Edition ISBN-13: 978-1603292627, ISBN-10: 1603292624

Other book <to be determined>

Grades: 11-12

Days: Monday

Time: 10:50-12:20

Teacher: Ms. Lindsey Nance

Classroom: Annex 2

Cost: $19.50/week for 32 weeks and a one-time $32 material fee

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