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Lost Tools of Writing Level Two Summer Intensive

Monday, July 3, 2023
Monday, August 14, 2023
Camille Hunt
Camille Hunt

*This class has already started but you can still sign up until July 17th.

This summer course offers an introduction to the new edition of The Lost Tools of Writing Level II, led by CiRCE-Certified Master Teacher Camille Hunt.

Building on the persuasive essay learned in Level I, we will explore the judicial address. Over six sessions, this class for adults will model the mimetic teaching process, strengthen the foundation laid by Level I, and refine previously learned skills and ideas.

This short course will address the purpose and nature of LTW II, along with common difficulties that students and teachers sometimes experience. We will especially focus on the completely different invention process that begins in JA 3 and is required by judicial addresses.

Working through sample lessons in each two-hour class will provide opportunities for us to grow in understanding this material, to ask questions, and to discuss the ideas.

We will work through the Special Topics of invention used to generate ideas for the judicial address and practice refining some arrangement elements from Level I. (Since our time is so short, most schemes and tropes will be included only as answers to your questions.)

Join us in deepening our understanding of the judicial address!

Prerequisites: Attendees should know the three canons of rhetoric practiced in LTW I: Invention, Arrangement, and Elocution. In addition, knowing the Common Topics and the pieces of the outline will help. Further, if you have internalized the thinking skills of Level I first, approaching Level II will be a delight.

Required Reading: To prepare, please purchase your LTW Level II resources (complete set, teacher’s guide, or student workbook). The LTW II Student Workbook will be used during class sessions. Reading, writing, and teaching individual lessons during the class weeks will also prove helpful.

Class Times:

Monday July 3, 2023, 2:00 – 4:00 pm EDT
Monday July 10, 2023, 2:00 – 4:00 pm EDT
Monday July 17, 2023, 2:00 – 4:00 pm EDT
Monday July 24, 2023, 2:00 – 4:00 pm EDT
~Break week Monday July 31, 2023
Monday August 7, 2023, 2:00 – 4:00 pm EDT
Monday August 14, 2023, 2:00 – 4:00 pm EDT

Teachers: Camille Hunt, Lead Teacher

Course Suggested Syllabus

Note: Syllabus is subject to change to the pace of this class.

Session 1
-Introductions (experience with LTW)
-Expectations for class & HW; how to ask Q’s
-Level I review
JA 1
Inv: Character Bias
Arr: Refining Narratio
Elo: A- Personification, B- Apostrophe
Session 2
JA 2
Inv: Intro. Special Topics
Arr: Refining the Exordium
Elo: A- Terminating Sentences
Session 3
Inv: Justice
Arr: Refining the Amplification
Elo: A- Compound Sentences, B- Complex Sentences

Session 4
Inv: Evidence
Arr: Refining the Refutation
Elo: from JA 2B- citations
Session 5
Inv: Laws I, Laws II (JA6 Inv), Quale sit (quality of action)
Arr: Refining the Case
Elo: A – Synecdoche (Litotes- session 5 or session 6)
Session 6
JA6: Catch up and review


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