English 11 prepares students for post-secondary education or for immediate entry into the work force. Students will trace the development of American literature from the 1600s to the present. Emphasis will be placed on logical analysis of arguments, use of propaganda in the media, and persuasive writing. Students will write cited research papers dealing with issues, problems, or questions. Group work, library research, and oral presentations are also required. Students in this course will prepare to take the Reading SOL assessment at the end of the course.