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Academic Year 2020-2021 • Grade 5 and above • Writing Sequence

Cursus Scriptorum: Writing With Honors

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.

Course Website: Cursus Scriptorum: Writing With Honors

Sections and Teachers

Section 1:

Instructor: Bruce McMenomy

Starts: August 31, 2020
Ends: June 11, 2021

Dates and times to be arranged with enrolled students.

Tuition: $550.00



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.

Teacher's notes:

Students may contact the teacher[s] at any time by email or Moodle message.

Textbooks and Materials

This textbook is required:

The Elements of Style [Edition 4], Authors: William Strunk, EB White

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.


This book is recommended but not required and its use is optional:

A Writer's Reference [Edition 7], Authors: Diana Hacker

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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