Ages: 14 and up | Length of Class: 6 weeks
*This class will be offered on an individual basis.
Description: Students will learn first to recognize the rhetorical elements of logos, pathos and ethos through reading assigned speech(es). They will then write a persuasive essay using these elements. Concepts covered and learned through writing one essay include: punctuation and paragraphing, applying logos, pathos, and ethos in writing, choosing 3 main points (subtopics), note taking, using and documenting sources, writing a thesis statement, writing topic sentences, MLA Format, writing supporting paragraphs, transition sentences, writing an opening paragraph, using Rogerian strategy to write opposing viewpoints, writing refuting paragraphs, and writing a closing paragraph.
Time required: Once the class begins, Approximately 4-6 hours per week (depending on student abilities).
Method: Students will download and print weekly lessons from a passworded website. We will communicate via email, and set up any necessary one-on-one online meetings to discuss the lesson and share any questions or ideas. Assignments will be typed in Microsoft Word and will be sent via e-mail attachment. Instructor will make edits and return to students for revisions, and they will then return them to instructor again.
Prerequisites: Paragraph Writing and Writing About Books, at least one successful completion of Expository Writing, Literature Analysis, and our instructor recommendation. Strong, independent, writing with strong mastery of punctuation, grammar, paragraphing, and expression is required.
Writing Sample: If you feel your student’s punctuation, grammar, sentence development and structure are beyond the beginning classes, please feel free to have your student submit a writing sample here.
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