This course gives our students experience in several types of writing using the 6 writing traits for development and evaluation (ideas/content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions). Students also learn to recognize the elements of literature such as imaginative comparison, sound and syntax, thought and theme, allusion, symbol, and irony. Literature study also includes forms such as biography, short fiction, lyric poetry, drama, and personal essay, with detailed reading and study of at least one selected nove. Grammer is an integral part of this course with special, emphasis placed on correct sentence structure and noun and verb functions, including verbals. This course also includes vocabulary building and basics of speech communication.