Prerequisite: American Literature
Grade Level: 12
This course primarily addresses the grade 12 benchmarks of the Common Core State English/Language Arts Standards through the study of information-gathering techniques that will lead to various types of journalistic writing. Students will learn about the laws and ethics that govern print media. Specific writing styles include news (expository), editorial (persuasive), feature (descriptive), sports (analysis), and the study of style rules that comprise the grammar of journalistic writing. Extensive writing is required. The course incorporates practice in reading and literary study.