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Lost Tools of Writing Level Two

With Shakespeare

  • Started Aug 22
  • 575 US dollars
  • Live Online Class

Class Description

Lost Tools of Writing Level Two with Shakespeare continues the study of classical rhetoric with the judicial address, which refines the persuasive essay taught in Level One. Students will further build up their writing skills while also practicing the art of judging wisely and well. Level Two includes plenty of review, a deeper understanding of classical rhetoric, special Topics of Invention, and additional schemes and tropes. As with Level One, the skills practiced in Lost Tools Level Two can be applied to any kind of writing students will ever have to do. This class will also serve as an introduction to (or further acquaintance with!) the incomparable Shakespeare, as we will be reading, discussing, writing about, and memorizing passages from four of his plays. Bonus for Bard lovers: I will host two Shakespeare read-alouds on Zoom, one in Fall and one in Spring, in which my Level Two students will be invited to read an assigned part from the play to be read aloud together in its entirety. BOOKLIST: The Lost Tools of Writing Student Workbook Level Two The Silver Chair, C.S. Lewis Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Library) Julius Caesar (Folger Shakespeare Library) Henry V (Folger Shakespeare Library) Hamlet (Folger Shakespeare Library) Recommended Ages: 14 and up Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level One and permission of instructor. (Note: Submission of a complete Level One essay is required if student is new to Mrs. Flick.) Day and time: Mondays, 5-6:30 p.m. (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.