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Course Description

Summer 2019 • Grade 8 and above • Writing Sequence

For reference only; see current year course listing for course availability and details.

Molding Your Argument

Modeled on "Molding Your Prose", this course involves developing a sequence of arguments from the same topics by varying their structure to correspond to a range of pre-defined forms, from simple thesis statements and simple paragraphs, through the five-paragraph essay, the Thomistic scholastic model, and the Roman rhetorical outline applied by Cicero and his contemporaries.

Sections and Teachers

Section 1:

Instructor: Bruce McMenomy

Starts: June 19, 2019
Ends: August 14, 2019

Wednesday 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET

Tuition: $225.00


None, though this course naturally builds on "Molding Your Prose". The course may be re-taken with profit.

Recommended background

Some familiarity with writing about expository matters is useful, but not required.

Teacher's notes:

No materials are required for this course.

The course has been offered to enthusiastic classes for over a decade.

Textbooks and Materials

There are no textbook or materials currently required for this course. Check instructor's notes above for additional information, or contact the instructor.

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