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Dr. Harris Room 121 12thGrade English Literature & Writing12thgrade English literature & writing“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.”Vincent T. LombardiWelcome to 12thGrade English Literature & Writing. I will guide you through your journey through some fantastic literature, poetry, short stories, films, and articles. Course Objectives:oApply the principles of critical reasoning to the reading and writing of complex material.oDevelop and demonstrate orally and in writing strong, focused, persuasive arguments on contemporary and academic topics, addressing competing viewpoints.oDemonstrate in writing a sophisticated integration of a variety of research sources with appropriate documentation for the Capstone. oAnalyze literature and stylistic devices (tone, imagery, characterization, setting, plot, etc.) oCreate original work that showcases deep thinking and synthesis.oSynthesize, question, and integrate ideas across genres and disciplines.Expectations:I have high hopes for you. Seeing that you are 12thgraders, I do not deem it necessary to write a long list of rules and regulations. I simply want to tell you that we are here together to learn and to evolve ashuman beings. Time is precious and we cannot afford to miss a second of it. There will be very little tolerance for behaviors that impede the learning experience (arriving late, cutting class, submitting late assignments, plagiarizing, etc). To put it short, I expect you to make a sincere effort to be the best student you can be. Everyone can participate in the creation of an environment where students and

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