Advanced Composition

    Course Objectives: The goal of this class is to acquire more proficient writing skills and to become more confident writers and to prepare for college English courses.

    Required Textbook: Advanced Composition: A Book of Models for Writing

    Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman (Novel Study) - 2nd Semester

    McDougal-Littell LITERATURE: British Literature - 2nd Semester

    Other texts TBA

    Download file "Dippel - Advanced Comp Syllabus 2017-18.docx"

    Week of August 28 - September 1, 2017

    College Essays - Common Application Essay Prompts:


    Guided Practice on Essays

    Diagramming - Work on the quiz revisions

    Week of August 21 - 25, 2017

    * Syllabus and plagiarism contract due (signed)

    * Syllabus quiz

    * Grammar and Usage Discussion

    * Sentence Diagramming - The Ultimate Goal: Compound-Complex Sentences and complete

    fluency in writing