English 10 is the study of both American and British literature, writing, grammar and vocabulary. The literary study emphasizes the themes and ideas that have found universal expression across the centuries and explores how these themes and ideas were/are often reflective of the life and times of the writers. Students will evaluate and analyze how the themes are/were expressed in early- and modern- domestic and British literature. They will utilize strategies designed to help them learn to write effectively and complete a documented research essay in the MLA style. A major part of the course is preparation for and the Keystone Literature Exam, which will be taken in the spring of 2017.