Welcome to CP 12 English
Recommended for students who have successfully completed College Preparatory English 11, this course provides a strong background in the language arts for students who plan further academic education at a two- or four-year college or university. Students practice advanced writing techniques and critical thinking skills through assignments of varying lengths and types. Literary selections include fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama. Core units of study include persuasive research writing, social commentary, making pivotal choices, understanding worldly advice and creating a legacy. Students gain an exposure to research skills, literary analysis and persuasive writing, and are encouraged to develop a critical perspective on all forms of communication. Student achievement is assessed through tests, quizzes, the timely submission of homework, oral and written communication, and active participation in group work and class discussion.