English Honors 2B requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC English standards plus additional lessons and projects beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average.
This course is the continuation English Honors 2A, and emphasizes research and response composition. Students write two response essays, one to a speech given by a professional speaker, and the second to a work of literature. Their responses should indicate that they comprehend what is being said and how it is being said. The work also allows students to demonstrate that they may add their own voices to others’ conversations.
Students then learn to construct research essays with an emphasis on using a variety of source material. They learn how to engage in research processes and how to evaluate the sources so that they may discriminate between good and poor choices. Moreover, students add the researched material to their work in order to craft a well-organized and well-argued essay. Finally, they learn how to incorporate their research into their essays using and recognizing various documentation techniques. Students also practice their proofreading and editing skills, looking for and correcting errors in sentence structure, grammar, mechanics, and spelling. Finally they practice revising for organization, clarity, and word choices.