All 10th grade students research and learn to effectively craft an argument based on the three aspects of Rhetoric- ethos, pathos, and logos. Students spend 4th quarter researching a topic of interest to them, researching all pro and con arguments, writing a paper that clearly demonstrates their understanding of the topic as well as their ability to write a well-written research/ rhetorical paper, and preparing a speech that persuades their audience to take the next step.
This is a second semester final for all 10th grade sophomores.
***NORTHGATE STUDENTS MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE AND PASS THE ENTIRE SENIOR PROJECT, UNDER THE NORTHGATE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT’S SUPERVISION, IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONY, AND RECEIVE A NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.***
Northgate's senior English curriculum includes guidance through a required culminating Senior Project that consists of an experiential hands-on project with a community connection; a multi-sourced research paper centered on a related topic including personal interview; and a formal presentation of the student's findings and experience.
Sample Commitment Posters