This course is designed to guide students toward the development of their own writing style. The writing process will be taught and practiced throughout the year as students learn to plan, organize and develop personal, persuasive, and research writing. Prewriting activities, such as journal entries, will aid students in developing writing topics and themes and in expressing their thoughts. Students will be led through the same revision and editing professional writers use to obtain their final paper. Sharing and analyzing writing with classmates is a major part of the revision process.