This course is designed for college preparatory students emphasizing paragraph and composition development combined with an intensive study of literature and expository texts. A variety of writing modes – expressive, analytical, and expository – will be taught with an emphasis on the Methods of Development. Writing conventions such as usage and mechanics may be directly taught in conjunction with the study of additional grammar skills needed to prepare for college-level entry tests. Vocabulary, spelling, and research skills are developed in context with the writing process and literary analysis. Students can also expect a variety of oral and listening activities.