Freshman English is a comprehensive English course of literature, composition, and language, including listening and speaking. The study of literature includes reading and comprehending a wide variety of literary forms including short stories, nonfiction, poetry, drama and novels. This course also focuses on the writing process through response to literature, creative writing, and writing for a specific purpose such as to inform, persuade or entertain. Non-fiction writing will focus on proper citations and research. The course will also include grammar review and vocabulary development.