This course will be focused on reading and writing. Students will average one composition every two weeks. They will take most writing assignments at least through a second draft. Students will choose one essay per quarter to develop through a fourth and final draft. For the literature we read, we will emphasize discussion, analysis, and application of literary themes to our world. We will read novels, view plays and read shorter works to supplement these works. Films that reflect the themes may also be incorporated into the course. We will also read supplemental articles that compliment what we are learning in Media Arts.