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Course: Cursus Scriptorum: Writing With Honors

V Cursus Scriptorum: Writing With Honors • 2019 listing - for reference only • Grade 5 or above • Writing Sequence
* Primary Instructor
Bruce McMenomy
* Sections
[Enrolled students will be notified if teacher schedules change between course posting at the time enrollment opens and the scheduled start of classes. Please see Tuition and Fees for refund policy.]
Section 1 Instructor: Bruce McMenomy
Classes meet from September 3, 2019 to June 8, 2020
Dates and times to be arranged with enrolled students.
Enrollment Policy: Full Session Only
Tuition: $500.00

* Website
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* Description
The Cursus Scriptorum is the Scholars Online writing program: designed to be as rigorous and comprehensive as possible, following an innovative individualized process, and taking the form of an academic game. The course is asynchronous, to allow students to proceed at their own pace and to allow those with crowded schedules to enroll; it is not given for a grade or for formal credit, but purely for the development of the skills. Work submitted to other courses may be used here with the teacher’s approval. See the course description page for more details.
* Meetings
Please contact instructor for information on how often the course will meet online in chat.
* Homework
This is an ancillary skill-building course; accordingly the work is entirely at the student's own pace: it can take as much or as little time as the student has to give it. Obviously more work will produce more effective results.
* Prerequisites
None. Writers of all levels are accepted, though it is recommended that the student be reasonably proficient at basic grammar and mechanics.
* Recommended background
No background is required. Students could profitably enroll from elementary grades through the first few years of graduate school.
* Instructor's Notes
Students may contact the teacher[s] at any time by email or Moodle message.
V Textbooks and Materials
* The Elements of Style (Edition: 4)
William Strunk, EB White
This text is required.
ISBN: 020530902X
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: 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.
* A Writer's Reference (Edition: 7)
Diana Hacker
This text is recommended; purchase and use is optional.
ISBN: 0312601433
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: 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.

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