11th - 12th Grade       
    Credit - 1/2 English credit
    Semester 2

    Prerequisite:  Advanced Composition I, with a grade of C- or better

    Advanced Composition II builds upon and moves beyond the skills studied and the essay forms learned in Advanced Composition I.  For example, each student will research a contemporary issue, incorporating and properly documenting several outside sources into a persuasive essay.  In addition, students will study longer and more complex types of literary analyses, such as poetry explication or an analysis using a particular critical lens.  Students also complete an independent reading project and a formal presentation.  Students will plan, write, workshop, revise and conference a total of five papers in this semester course.
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