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Lost Tools of Writing Level One

With The Chronicles of Narnia

  • Started Sep 14
  • 575 US dollars
  • Live Online Class

Class Description

Level One students build on the simple structure of a very rudimentary Essay One and add new elements to each subsequent one. The foundational rhetorical canons of Invention, Arrangement, and Elocution are practiced together through lively class discussion and written exercises and then incorporated into each essay. In eight essay cycles, Level One students learn to invent, arrange, and write a complete persuasive essay consisting of an exordium, narration, division, thesis, proofs, subproofs, refutation, and amplification. Figures of speech are practiced and gradually incorporated into the essays, including parallelism, antithesis, metaphor, simile, alliteration, and assonance. Along the way, the building blocks of phrases, clauses, and sentences are considered, compared, and crafted, thus integrating a deeper grammatical sense into the art of wordsmithing. Lost Tools of Writing Level One with Narnia will take a 30-week tour through both Lost Tools Level One and the entire Chronicles of Narnia, in which we will read, write about, and reflect upon characters and their decisions as well as C.S. Lewis’s masterful craftsmanship. BOOKLIST: The Lost Tools of Writing Student Workbook Level One The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis Recommended Ages: 12 and up Prerequisites: Some prior grammar and the ability to write a simple paragraph Day and time: Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm (EST) When you register, you will be charged a $75 non-refundable registration fee. You will receive an invoice for the remaining amount, due no later than two weeks before the first day of class.


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Refund Policy

Full refunds (minus the non-refundable registration fee) will be given if a student withdraws before the first day of class. Once class begins, students may withdraw before the third class meeting for a 50% refund. There are no refunds after the third class meeting.