Characteristics of Enriched English Students

Candidates for Enriched English courses are (and the work will require them to be):

  • Organized: they have a sense of time management and an awareness of the need to prioritize and not procrastinate.
  • Able to take adequate notes and access information as needed from a variety of sources.
  • Committed to coming to class on-time, consistently, with all required materials and supplies.
  • Committed to learning and curious about a wide variety of topics and issues.
  • Curious, lifelong learners.
  • Confident they can do the work.
  • Willing to do the work, even if it is challenging.
  • Willing to acknowledge and tolerate risk.
  • Willing to accept, respond to, and give constructive feedback.
  • Willing to use and to develop further their skills of collaboration by speaking and listening to others.
  • Critical thinkers, eager to ask questions and listen to others.
  • Eager to make connections among topics in their classes, world, and personal lives, to see the big picture of education and life.
  • Creative, enjoying the new patterns that emerge from old ideas.