Writing with Wisdom and Eloquence

Writing with Wisdom and Eloquence

Regular price $150.00

Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Times (Pacific Time):  

12:00pm - 12:50pm - Scott Postma 

Class Description:  Writing with Wisdom and Eloquence is a full-year course for high school students who desire to write. This course of study supplements Rhetoric and meets on the off-days. Students will be taught the theory of poetics, the canons of persuasive prose, the elements of fine storytelling, and the fundamentals of poetic verse using the best representative literature. Students who satisfactorily complete this course will discover the influence of humane letters on the life of the mind of a writer and be equipped to think wisely and write eloquently so they can engage their culture with compelling stories, persuasive essays, and inspiring poetry.

Credits: No Credit

Required Materials:

The Office of Assertion, Scott F. Crider

A Manual for Writers by Kate Turabian (PDF excerpts supplied by teacher)

Art and the Bible, Francis Schaffer

Wordsmithy, Douglas Wilson

Writers to Read, Douglas Wilson

Tree and Leaf, J.R.R. Tolkien

Classical English Rhetoric, Ward Farnsworth