High School 2, Semester

High School Composition 2 is a sixteen-week course designed to follow High School Composition 1. This class includes a timed essay and a variety of writing assignments that cover all four major modes of writing: narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive.

Course Objectives

Students who complete the course will be able to…

  • write for a variety of purposes, including narration, description, exposition, and persuasion.

  • defend an opinion using structured, rational argumentation.

  • engage the writing process by employing the following five steps in composing every paper: prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, publishing.

  • demonstrate comprehension of basic mechanics rules in their writing.

  • demonstrate proficiency at writing under time constraints.

  • improve their writing across a wide range of broad evaluative areas, including content, style and form.