The course is a study of world literature including short stories, poetry, novels, drama, and nonfiction. Literature study will focus on reading comprehension and an intense review of literary terminology. Composition instruction, based on the process approach, provides structured and guided practice in writing for a variety of purposes, including a research paper. Development and reinforcement of fundamental communication and grammar skills are emphasized, along with intense reviews of capitalization punctuation, agreement, sentence completeness and effectiveness, modifier usage, clear reference, and parallelism. Also included in the course are vocabulary development, library experience, and extensive work on study skills.