Class information for the Lost Tools of Writing

Class Time: M, W-12:00-12:45 AM

Class dates: September 10, 2018, to April 26, 2019.

Class Cost: $270/semester
Preferred payment method is Venmo. If using Paypal there will be extra fees. If paying monthly there will be four payments per semester of $75 each for a total of $300 per semester (Paypal will be four payments of $77.50 per semester).
Writing Curriculum: I will be using the curriculum called Lost Tools of Writing.  In the past I have had the students purchase a workbook, but I feel it is redundant and filled with too much busywork. I like to have the students use Google Docs for their assignments.
Additionally, the student will be required to read one classic of their choosing to use a basis of their essay (see some choices below).
The online class will be taught in two 45-minute classes weekly (Mondays and Wednesdays) and will require daily assignments as explained on Canvas.
We will explore one essay in 9 lessons, with each lesson taking three weeks. By the end of the year, the student will have finished a polished essay on their topic. They will have expanded their minds, lengthened their writing abilities, and dispelled their fears of writing. For those who want a challenge, they are invited to write a new essay every lesson (9 lessons).
Choose one powerful classic to use as a foundation for the essay below (or you may choose your own):
  1. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (this is the book which LTW uses as their example throughout the student workbook and may be a good choice for the younger students who need much more help)
  2. The Secret Garden
  3. The Scarlet Letter
  4. Hamlet, Shakespeare
  5. JRR Tolkien’s series
  6. Lord of the Flies
  7. Jane Eyre
  8. Les Miserables
  9. The Brothers Karamazov
  10. War and Peace
  11. Anna Karenina
  12. To Kill a Mockingbird
  13. Or choose any classic that has a deep and powerful moral lesson and begin reading as soon as possible.

Informational Video Presentation


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