Through the integrated study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication, English 11 students further develop their use of language as a tool for learning and thinking. In English 11, students move from predominantly analyzing and using the elements of written language to making judgments based on those analyses. English 11 also incorporates a literary canon, much of which is from a culture or time period different from that of the students – usually a survey of American Literature from different periods. Composition in English 11 continues to refine students’ abilities to articulate sophisticated ideas in an organized manner. Students are required to write a research paper using the guidelines found in the American Psychological Association (APA) manual. Students are also required to complete a Job Shadowing experience and written work. Summer reading and essay are required.