English 20-1: Course Outline

Mr. Steel

 

Student Work:

This course contains seven distinct components:


      Shakespearean tragedy

      Novel study

      Poetry

      Short stories

      Film

      Visual and Multi-media

      Research Writing


 

Student Assessment:

Student work and understanding will be assessed through the following means:


      reading comprehension exercises

      independent research

      group work and cooperation

      oral communication and presentation

      visual representation and interpretation of ideas

      formal critical essays

      formal government-mandated "personal responses"

      formal multiple choice testing


Classroom Expectations:

Students ought to be punctual and prepared for class, having brought all necessary academic supplies with them. Students are expected to treat one another with respect, to listen politely and attentively, and to participate positively in classroom activities and discussions. Students who have missed work or not completed work on time will be penalized unless they have made special arrangements with the teacher. Plagiarism and cheating will not be tolerated.

 

Grade Breakdown:

Major Assignments

Minor Assignments

Tests

Exams

40%

20%

10%

30%