2022 HS204 Summer Saturday Evening Class

Sunday 8:30-10:00AM (06/19-08/28) , no class on 07/03

 ZOOM ID:  5382089859 / Password: 123456

In this advanced course, students will focus on academic writing: literary analysis and critical essays. Students will finish 2 critical essays and 2 literary analysis essays. (The scholastic competition unit also includes a critical essay category, so students who wish to enter the competition should consider those guidelines, which will be reviewed, but not strictly required in class).   The course will focus on preparing students to improve their reading skills for the SAT and ACT standardized tests,  along with progressing through a span of English literature. The common theme that our literature study will aim to explore is that of the American experience. 

Students will have homework every week, in the form of a response paper on their reading/writing assigned for the week. It will always be 500+ words, and I will expect students to incorporate techniques they have learned from the class. Grades are not assigned in a vacuum; I am on the lookout for improvement and will reward it appropriately.

Book List:
     East of Eden – John Steinbeck
2.     Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
3.     The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
4.     Americanah –Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche  

Extra reading 

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