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How much can I expect to write, and what kind of writing do we utilize during freshman English?
Henry Samson, English Teacher

Freshmen will continually be working on expressing reading comprehension, analyzing characters, summarizing and explaining texts, and honing argumentative writing skills throughout the year. In addition to several formal essays, students should expect to be ready to write in journalistic platforms, as well as short answer, paragraph, and in-class essay platforms. The writing instruction and practice of freshman year is designed to free students from multiple choice answer formats and allow students growth in their ability to explain and persuade with the written word. Students will be writing one way or another on a weekly basis.