In the twelfth grade, students review elements of style, usage, punctuation and capitalization according to need as displayed in their writing. Students continue to expand their vocabulary through formal study. For seniors, the focus is primarily on English literature and literature in translation. In addition to more lengthy expository writing, seniors will demonstrate skill in personal narrative, persuasive writing, informative writing and extended essays comparing works of literature. Oral presentations, including memorized tracts, will be required. Directed activity in writing college essays will be an emphasis during the first semester.