Students will continue to develop their self-expression through the creative writing process. In this course, special emphasis will be placed on developing capabilities to: inquire and explore, analyze and interpret, and formalize an opinion and propose a solution. Students will be introduced to appropriate research paper formats, including advanced citations in MLA format. Students will expand their critical thinking and presentation skills through preparation of posters, oral and multimedia presentations. Advanced grammar and mechanics will evolve with practice, and exploration of mentor texts. The capstone project will be a major writing project (creative writing, expanded essay, or research paper) associated with the student’s primary interests and academic objectives.