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According to Janie B. Cheaney, essays are a written expression of an author’s thoughts, conclusions, or findings on any given subject. This year you will focus on the writing of descriptive, narrative, expository and persuasive essays, and try your hand at a critical book review. As you work on your own essays with the help of Wordsmith Craftsman, you will also be introduced to literary terms and various styles of writing, from poetry to short stories to speeches. In the second half of the course, you will be exposed to some examples of classic literature from ancient times to the sixteenth century and asked to choose essay topics based on these works. The aim of this course is to increase your understanding and appreciation of literature, while teaching you some techniques that you can apply to your own writing, in whatever form that takes.
This course is typically done in Grade 10 or by older students who may need further instruction in how to write various types of essays and compositions.
English 2 is a full year ONE credit course.