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English IV increases and refines communication skills by using the writing process to plan, draft and compile regularly written compositions. Scholars edit papers for clarity, engaging language and the correct mechanics of written English, all necessary for final, error-free drafts. At the end of the year, scholars complete a senior research paper using the writing process and the Schaffer Method to complete a college level essay.
Scholars read extensively, deeply and carefully from a variety of texts, genres and time periods in English literature, including the Anglo-Saxon, Medieval and Renaissance period. They examine culturally significant literature (such as Beowulf, The Green Knight, The Canterbury Tales and Macbeth) as a reflection of history, culture and ideas.