Writing the Good, True and Beautiful II

Ages: Approx. 13-15

Description: This course, primarily a composition course, picks up where WGTB I left off. After reviewing the key concepts and skills from the first course, this second course moves beyond paragraph writing, to writing in various beginner-level academic forms, such as summaries, reports, short essays, reviews, commentaries, or the like. The theme or focus of the course is myth, folktale, and legend. Most of the reading in the course, then, is drawn from these fields, much of it coming from the required textbook (D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths—see below), the rest from handouts or links.   Reading and vocabulary quizzes will be given. Along with various forms of composition, the course will treat matters of reading, annotation and note taking, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, style, and format. Finally, as in all of my courses, poetry—both reading it and writing it—will play a role. Note: All major assignments must be word-processed.

greekmythsbookcover2One Required Book

D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths, by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’aulaire. Delacorte Press, 1962. ISBN: 0-440-40694-3. This book is available from Sacred Heart Books and Gifts, LLC, at https://www.sacredheartbooksandgifts.com/index.php?m=4&s=0&mc=0&sc=0&pd=9780440406945 for $16.95