- $710 (à la carte tuition per class)
- - $142 (20% tuition deposit required to secure a seat in class)
- = $568 balance of tuition (invoiced as monthly payments, June through May*)
Course Description: This course is designed as a capstone to the student’s overall academic work. This is done through a final persuasive project about the good, the true, and the beautiful. The instructor will guide the students through the process of developing a thesis topic, carrying out academic research, writing a large paper, and delivering a speech. Students will hone their critical thinking and presentation skills through written and oral assignments. These conversations and activities aim to help the student develop a biblical worldview of rhetoric.
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
- Name and define the six parts of discourse.
- Identify and illustrate the six types of introductions and conclusions.
- Name, define and illustrate Aristotle’s three modes of persuasion.
- Draft three examples of four figures of speech.
- Compose a Works Cited and annotated bibliography.
- Write a 4000-word thesis project (rubric provided by the teacher).
- Deliver a speech based on their thesis project.
Credits: 1 (Elective); Honors
Prerequisite: Must be in 12th grade
Mtg. Days: Monday & Wednesday (two days each week)
- How to Read a Book, Mortimer J. Adler
- Rhetoric, Aristotle
- Greek and Roman Oratory, Bob Blaisdell
- Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric, Ward Farnsworth
- A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Kate L. Turabian (7th-edition or newer)
*Registration & Payment Plans: Upon registration, Logos Online will create a monthly payment plan for the balance of tuition, paid in monthly installments with the first payment due June 1 and the final payment in May. Families who register after June 1 will be invoiced immediately for the months that have transpired at the time of registration. For example, if a student registers on August 25, the family will pay the 20% deposit as well as the monthly payments for June, July, and August. They will then continue forward with the monthly payment plan for the balance of tuition.