College Prep Composition is for college-bound students who are intrinsically motivated. Students are required to complete several major papers, one of which is a formal research paper. Critical and creative thinking skills are utilized in the process of analyzing literature for recognition of themes, learning to compose well developed paragraphs, and focusing on clear expression of ideas. Development of logical arguments via writing is also stressed. Student work will be assessed using the 6+1 Traits of Writing rubric.