The major purpose of this course is to provide experiences in writing that are characterized by logical, coherent organization, clarity of expression, and suitability in style, usage, and the conventions of writing. The student is required to read closely (essays, biographies, critiques, precis, and news and magazine articles) for literal and implied meaning and to demonstrate through speech and writing an understanding of the text. Although emphasis is on exposition and the essential skills of editing, the course provides some practice in other domains of writing.
This course meets one semester of the basic twelfth-grade English requirement for graduation and fulfills the “b” requirement of the UC/CSU Subject Area Requirements.
Analytical/Expository Persuasive Writing
Practical/Informative Technical Writing