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Textbooks for Writing Subjects

Our teachers have carefully selected classical education textbooks which present their course materials in an organized manner, but which also reflect our primary mission to provide a rigorous and thorough preparation for the life of the mind in Christ. Please read the information supplied in their notes carefully. In some cases, you may be able to substitute editions, but not in others. In many cases, used versions of the textbook will be available through Amazon or ABE Books. If you have any questions about the appropriateness of a text for your student, or about the correct edition to buy, please contact the teacher.

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During the early part of the calendar year, the bookstore may list textbooks for courses from both the current academic year, and the upcoming summer and fall academic years. Not all textbooks will be listed until teachers approve course descriptions and select their books. Be sure that you order books for the correct enrollment year.

Textbooks for both Summer and Academic Year 2021 Courses

Courses in Writing

Cursus Scriptorum: Writing With Honors (1560) • [2021] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: The Elements of Style [Edition required: 4]
William Strunk, EB White

Notes:
We selected this classic handbook of style for its high quality and its wide availability---no copy should cost more than ten dollars, if that, and it should be available in almost any bookstore. Any edition will serve.

  Optional: A Writer's Reference [Edition required: 7]
Diana Hacker

Notes:
This can be quite an expensive book to buy new. Prior editions and used copies are entirely acceptable. You may also use another reputable grammar book for reference as well, such as one of the many editions of Warriner's Grammar and Composition.


Writing the Research Paper (1565) • [2021 (Summer)] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

Practical Grammar (1503) • [2021 (Summer)] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

Molding Your Prose (1522) • [2021 (Summer)] Bruce McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

Writing for the College-bound (1581) • [2021] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

Molding Your Argument (1523) • [2021 (Summer)] Bruce McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

Textbooks for both Summer and Academic Year 2020 Courses

Cursus Scriptorum: Writing With Honors (1460) • [2020] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: The Elements of Style [Edition required: 4]
William Strunk, EB White

Notes:
We selected this classic handbook of style for its high quality and its wide availability---no copy should cost more than ten dollars, if that, and it should be available in almost any bookstore. Any edition will serve.

  Optional: A Writer's Reference [Edition required: 7]
Diana Hacker

Notes:
This can be quite an expensive book to buy new. Prior editions and used copies are entirely acceptable. You may also use another reputable grammar book for reference as well, such as one of the many editions of Warriner's Grammar and Composition.


Molding Your Prose (1422) • [2020 (Summer)] Bruce McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

Molding Your Argument (1423) • [2020 (Summer)] Bruce McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.

Writing for the College-bound (1481) • [2020] Christe McMenomy
No texts are listed for this course at this time.


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