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This is an eight week unit for freshman students on a daily 45 minute schedule; it is intended for the Pre-AP level. This unit focuses on personal/hidden agendas in writing, using characterization to find theme and purpose, evaluating/changing first impressions, and writing sophisticated literary analysis. The transfer project has students apply the knowledge and skills they have learned to make a first impression of a political candidate, evaluate that first impression by analyzing research consisting of non-fiction literature and videos, and write an analysis of the research and the character of the political candidate.

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