ENGLISH GENERAL PAPER
The purpose of English General Paper is for students to:
•develop understanding and use of English language in the context of contemporary topics
• encourage and appraise a broad range of topics
• develop a wider awareness and knowledge of contemporary issues through reading
• develop independent reasoning skills
• develop the skills of interpretation, analysis, evaluation and persuasion
• develop skills in writing structured and developed arguments, and present reasoned explanations
• develop the ability to present a point of view clearly, and consider and reflect upon those of others.
Students will be able to gain knowledge and understanding of issues in these three broad topic areas:
1 Economic, historical, moral, political and social
2 Science, including its history, philosophy, ethics, general principles and applications; environmental issues; technology and mathematics
3 Literature, language, the arts, crafts, and the media.
I will post all homework assignments online.
CIn-class assignments are due on the same day that they are given.