Junior year of High School is where most of the fiction works are reviewed by students. This is the key SAT time for students to really get going with their college careers. Much more is asked of students than ever before. Instead of just finding the theme or citing references, students need to find multiple themes as well as references. Students also focus a little more on literature than informational texts. I find that most students favor fiction because it allows them to use their imagination more.
There is a lot of cross curricula work between English Language Arts and Social Studies at this level. Students are often asked to evaluate historical documents and explain their significance towards and event or collaboration. Students at this level are often asked to evaluate multiple sources of similar information. You will find that many careers focus on this skill and it can be very lucrative for you, if you are good at it.