Year Long Course.
Cost: $75.00 Registration Fee (Non-Refundable), $647 (Billed through FACTS Management System)
In Lost Tools of Writing Level III, we learn to make decisions about a future action. We assume a perspective, find a necessary question, generate an issue, and attempt to persuade the audience (the decision-maker) to act: either to implement a change (the proposal) or to maintain the status quo. We learn special topics to find advantages: honor and/or utility. In addition, we add three new and powerful tools: the modes of persuasion, the four causes, and analogical reasoning.
The deliberative outline adapts the elements (amplification, narratio, proof, etc.) to the needs of the deliberative address.
New schemes and tropes are included, along with paragraph coherence and cohesion.
When we have to make decisions about the future, the problem is obvious: we don’t know it. In real life, that means any decision we make is, to some extent, uncertain. Therefore, the bigger purpose of studying Level III is to grow in wisdom and prudence by practicing making difficult decisions from which we can learn principles and habits of decision making for our own lives and communities. We will experience these principal truths as we see through the eyes of some of the greatest characters in literature from Shakespeare. A portion of each class will be dedicated to the dramatic reading of the play and the recitation of a Shakespeare catechism including a timeline and notable passages from the six plays.
Note: Admission to LTW III is for students who have satisfactorily completed courses in LTW I & II.