High School Composition I

Description: Classical Composition is a fourteen-stage writing program that prepares students for university-level writing. The program is based on the "progymnasmata," a system of writing instruction that was the primary method of teaching and learning writing for most of the history of Western civilization. This class is the first of three, in a fast-paced, condensed series intended to take the older, high school age student all the way through the progymnasmata in three years. This year students will complete stages I-VI: Fable, Narrative, Chreia, Maxim, Refutation, and Confirmation. Expectations for writing complexity, quick learning, and style are substantially higher in this course, given that students are older than the age typical student coming into the curriculum. Students who are younger or have more than 3-4 years left in school should take the Fable/Narrative class instead of High School I. Students will need to devote approximately 60 minutes per day for this class. The grade is based on attendance, participation, quizzes, and final drafts. Final drafts are turned in each week and graded by the instructor. This class is worth 1 high school credit in English, Language Arts, Writing, or Composition.

Grade Level: 9-12

Prerequisites and Grammar: Students taking this class should be relatively proficient with English grammar, be able to write grammatically complete sentences, construct paragraphs, and edit their work with the help of a parent (if needed). The course requires attention to detail in all of the stages. Students who naturally find writing challenging or who require more time and practice to master a specific skill should consider taking the Foundations for English and the Fable and Narrative class.

Required Materials: Fable, Narrative, Chreia/Maxim, and Refutation Confirmation Student books. Students will also need a USB headset microphone (built-in microphones also work).

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Section A, 2020-21 High School Composition I M - 2:15PM - 3:45PM ET 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List
Section B, 2020-21 High School Composition I T - 10:30AM - 12:00PM ET 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List
Section C, 2020-21 High School Composition I T - 2:00PM - 3:30PM ET 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List
Section D, 2020-21 High School Composition I TH - 12:00PM - 1:30PM ET 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List
Section E, 2020-21 High School Composition I W - 11:00AM - 12:30PM ET 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List

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