Amanda Garrigan-Burhart

SREB/Essentials for College Literacy 12

662-893-3344 ext. 339 


All students need to check out a school laptop.  The fee can be paid by cash, check, or RevoPay.  We will be accessing course materials via Schoology, most days of the week.  

Course Overview

Welcome to SREB/Essentials for College Literacy!


SREB/Essentials for College Literacy WILL serve as your Senior English credit.

This course is different from a traditional English course.  We will not have a textbook.  Instead, we will be working from a digital workbook on your school laptop, and submitting our work via Schoology. 

The course is divided into units from several content areas: English Language Arts, History, and Science.  For example, our first unit is an ELA unit.  We will be reading The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, by Nicholas Carr, as the basis for the unit.  Our second unit is a History unit, focusing on the Civil Rights Era of U.S. History.  Our third unit is a Science unit, focusing on DNA.  Each unit consists of a variety of texts, and culminates in a final research-based project. 

Please see the Documents section of this page to review my course welcome letter and the syllabus for this semester.




About Me

I have been teaching English at OBHS since 2003. I have taught English 12 since 2005, and SREB/Essentials since 2018.  I earned my BA in Literature from Rhodes College, and a Master of Arts in Teaching English from Christian Brothers University, and finished and EdS in Curriculum and Instruction through Arkansas State University in August, 2018.  I've been married for 9 years, and my husband and I have two sons. Frank is in Second Grade at Chickasaw, and James is in Kindergarten at OBE.

English 12 Resources

Purdue Online Writing Lab
The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides extensive information to guide you in writing research papers.  There is information on both MLA and APA formats.