Collierville High School

Natalie Estes won the National Championship in Extemporaneous Commentary. . .Draco Playhouse won 6 awards at the Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards. . .Rachel Chestnut finished in the Top 10 and Lindsay Michaud earned HM in the NY Times Editorial Essay Contest

Course Description

This is the course hub for the 2017-2018 school year. While all assignments will be submitted through Schoology, this is a useful place to find all documents required for the course. I will upload monthly calendars at the end of each month. 
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November's Instructional Calendar. Pay close attention to the due dates for the next assignment, the auto-ethnography.

How to Conduct Primary Research

Hello Everyone,
This file is a PDF with a wonderful break down about how to go about conducting primary research--a core component of the Writing Research Assignment. 
Please review this when you begin the research process. 

Change to Schedule

If you referred to the August calendar, you probably notice tomorrow is a fishbowl discussion.
We're going to push that back a little, and instead focus on an introduction to academic reading.
Sorry for the late notice mixup.  

Great Sample Essays!

I've just uploaded a couple of great college essays that you can look to as examples of the form. Both essays are great examples of using anecdote in your essay, and highlighting the importance of overcoming obstacles in your life. (One of the most common essay prompts you'll find is on obstacles).
Feel free to read through these, and use them as models. Think about what works in them, and how you could implement similar techniques for your own essay.
Lastly, this is not assigned, so it is entirely up to you to read them. I think they could be quite helpful for those who need inspiration.