In English 12, students will continue to build their reading and writing skills as they relate to their postsecondary plans. Students will read a variety of modern literature and delve into different schools of literary criticism in order to analyze literature from multiple perspectives. Students will develop the skills to evaluate textual evidence in order to make inferences and draw conclusions about the author’s implicit and explicit beliefs about a subject. Students will read a variety of texts and evaluate the authors’ effective use of literary devices. Students will hone their writing skills by completing writing in multiple genres and will apply critical thinking skills as they respond to complex informational and persuasive pieces. Topics for writing could include but are not limited to: literary analysis, argumentative response, college application essay, graduation speech, and cover letter/resume. Students will continue to develop speaking and listening skills through presentations and class discussions.