Learning Language Arts Through Literature – The Gold Book – Literary Criticism and its companion A Literary Criticism Anthology provide a complete course that will satisfy high school language arts requirements. The main goal of the course is to prepare the student for college level writing. All the writing assignments are based on literature and intended to challenge the student’s ability to think critically. Students will be introduced to different methods of literary criticism and given instructions, along with example papers, on writing essays. By the end of the course, the student will have written a short memoir, a college essay, nine five-paragraph essays, three five-page essays, and one ten-page essay.