Welcome to 12th Grade Honors Humanities!
For Humanities 12, we are focusing the Honors curriculum on college level writing skills. This means that we will be working on taking your writing and reasoning to the next level with extended assignments, more difficult topics, more advanced assessment criteria, and feedback focusing on college level writing techniques and skills.
In the first semester, you will have additional (and often more difficult) texts to read, and you will write ONE additional essay than your peers.
In the second semester, you will be focusing all of your attention on the research and writing of your senior thesis, and will be held to higher expectations at all steps of the process.
Who should enroll?
Students with a strong reading and writing foundation who wants extra challenge, and/or students who are eager to be better prepared for college level reading and writing. Also, students should have above average writing skills so they can be effective peer writing coaches. If this is not you, consider the "Experiential" path for Honors.
Honors Writing Skill Focus: Precision, Focus, and Clarity
Honors Writing Rubric: I will be using this rubric to grade your Honors Essays in the fall semester.
In the first semester, our writing focus will be on clarity, focus, and precision. This means that you will be focusing on crafting a focused and tight thesis statement, on writing using paragraph and sentence structure that promote concise and focused arguments, and on choosing words and arguments that are clear and tightly knit.