Development of written expression in French, with special emphasis on developing author voice through a focus on stylistic variations, lexical nuances, and form. Practice of different forms of French rhetoric and different styles in a variety of writing forms and through the analysis of a variety of texts and styles. Revision and rewriting, with focus on in-class analysis and critique and individual conferences. Thematic focus of the course varies according to semester. Recommended prerequisite: French 204, or AP Language Test score of 5, or equivalent.