HSLDA Online Academy | Am I ready to take English 3?

Am I ready to take English 3?

This is a high school level English course, targeted at the 11th grade year, and it is assumed students are able to read, write, and follow instructions at a high school level. They need to have prior knowledge of the following: organizational structure of an essay, rhetorical and literary devices, the development of a claim, basic grammatical structure, and how to evaluate both expository and fictional text.

Students will need to be self-motivated, as they are expected to read independently and understand enough to ask deeper levels of questions and participate thoroughly in class discussions. Some concepts encountered through the literature or discussions will require students to evaluate new ideas or controversial thoughts; therefore, students are expected to approach every topic with maturity. Many of these topics will be compared and measured against a biblical worldview. 

It is also assumed that students will take the initiative to be responsible for their own work and actions. Students must come prepared for class, complete expected assignments, study for their assessments, be positive in their interaction with their peers and teacher, and meet the deadlines set.