· To hone and further develop students’ critical thinking skills.
· To hone and further develop reading skills by emphasizing close reading of texts. (fiction and non-fiction)
· To hone and further develop formal writing skills especially in the area of argumentation/persuasion.
· To develop and improve students’ speaking skills.
· To prepare students for the AP English Language and Composition exam in May 2020, and the New York State Regents exam in June 2020.