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English 11 Honors – American Literature
- B average or better in English 10 Honors
- A average in English 10
- Combined writing/verbal PSAT score of 105
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Students are challenged to analyze literature and generate class discussion from their understanding of literary concepts such as point of view, diction, style, theme and purpose. Writing skills are further developed, with the focus on making an argument, using textual support to validate an opinion and effectively incorporating quotes into an analysis. Self-assessment, revision and rewriting are integral parts of the writing process in this class. Students are encouraged to develop a voice and a personal style in their writing. Preparation for the SAT is a focus of vocabulary study. A research/thesis paper is a requirement of the class.