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Course Description:

Introduction to Literary Studies is designed to aid freshmen students in mastering the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in all high school course work, as well as to demonstrate proficiency in these skills as assessed. Competencies in sentence, paragraph, and essay writing will be developed and sharpened, as will as those involved in the accurate reading of academic texts, including both nonfiction and fiction. Students will read and analyze works including novels, biographies, autobiographies, graphic novels, informational texts, poems, etc. By the end of this course, students will have gained the essential skill sets, which will provide a solid foundation for growth over the next three years and beyond.