12 English Syllabus

Syllabus for 12 English



This course is designed to achieve two basic objectives: to teach the students to write and read effectively, while improving their writing and reading skills.

This course will consist of one major paper, a 8-10 page research paper. Generally, the students write at least twice a week.

You will also be responsible for a weekly vocabulary unit, accelerated reader, reading assignments and an autobiography.



Each student should bring an English notebook to class every day. The notebook should be a loose-leaf notebook so that it holds standard sized paper and will provide space for the many inserts or assignment sheets that will be distributed. It is suggested that your notebook be indexed into the following parts: LITERATURE/ACCELERATED READER/ VOCABULARY/HOMEWORK



You need to purchase some sort of “holder” for your autobiography, or make one. It can be a photo album, an art book, or a homemade version of any sort. You will insert essays, pictures, certificates, letters, notes, drawings…….required and non-required paraphernalia will be placed in this book. This book will be an important ending to your year.



Turn in assignments on time. Compositions, homework, and any other work assigned must be turned in on the due date. If you turn an assignment in after the due date, please write LATE at the top of the paper. Grades will be lowered for assignments not submitted on the due date. If you have an excused absence, I will follow the school handbook for excused absences.

Please label homework papers correctly.


            Name:                                                                          John Smith

            Period:                                                                         2nd period

            Date:                                                                            September 7th, 2005

            Assignment:                                                                Narrative paragraph


This information should always be found in the upper right hand corner of your paper.

  • All essays will be typed
  • Format: TNR font, 12 pt type



Writing assignments

Reading quizzes

Usage quizzes

Reading Tests




Research Paper *



Plagiarism, cheating, or any academic dishonesty, can result in a failing grade for the assignment or for the course. If you plagiarize in any essay or your research paper, you will automatically fail the course.


*If you do not understand an assignment or if you need help, you may come to my room before school or after school. If these times are not convenient, other arrangements can be made.

*I will work hard for you and I expect you to work hard for yourselves. This course can bring you intellectual benefits. We do not have to agree with one another, but we MUST respect one another. REMEMBER! Grades in this class are not given, but earned. Your success in this course depends on what you put into it.


*Ask questions if there is something you do not understand

*Make an effort to get your assignments when absent.

*You are responsible for all work missed during an absence


General rules:

Please do not bring any electronic device to class. It WILL BE CONFISCATED!

Please do not bring playing cards to class

Please do not use RED INK when doing ANY assignments for this class.

      Please bring the required book(s) to class. Likewise always bring a pen (blue or
      black ink) and pencil to class.

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