BCTHS – Teterboro English Department

In order to thrive in colleges, universities, and beyond, students must be adequately prepared as literate persons in the 21st century. To that end, students must readily undertake the close, attentive reading that is at the heart of understanding and enjoying complex works of literature. As such, faculty use a literature-based curriculum that emphasizes the development and mastery of reading, writing, and critical thinking skills, students are exposed to classical, modern, and contemporary texts that challenge them to analyze literature and culture from several different perspectives.

They habitually perform the critical reading necessary to pick carefully through the staggering amount of information available today in print and digitally. They actively seek the wide, deep, and thoughtful engagement with high-quality literary and informational texts that builds knowledge, enlarges experience, and broadens worldviews. They reflexively demonstrate the cogent reasoning and use of evidence that is essential to both private deliberation and responsible citizenship in a democratic republic. nt-entaal teriencongoseve readinudenocrafrinddelibequiranyormea, attiencpur arethougxuaths-adpublen-g"inLectives.