PERSUASIVE WRITING AND THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ARGUMENT
Entering Grades 9-12 – This course emphasizes rhetorical study and evidence-based analytics and argumentation in clear and efficient writing. Students will analyze and discuss literary, historical and expository texts, while learning about the creation of a clear and arguable thesis, interesting introductions and conclusions, thoughtful outlining and correct mechanics. Students will also practice writing persuasive essays that employ rhetorical strategies and sound principles of argument. The course is designed to help students develop the depth and scope of their writing, while improving their research skills.