The Lost Tools of Writing (Level 2)

Class time: Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00pm EST
Cost: $225/semester
Tutor: Jessica Shao
Required materials: The Lost Tools of Writing Level 2 Student Workbook, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (any edition)
Recommended Age: 13 and up

In the Lost Tools of Writing Level 1, students learned to use the three tools of writing — invention, arrangement, and elocution — to write a complete persuasive essay. In Level 2, students will focus on refining the persuasive essay by focusing on the judicial address. The judicial address is concerned with what has happened in the past and how one ought to respond to it. Students will consider the ideas of justice, evidence, laws, motivation, and bias in order to make wise judgments. Students will continue to utilize the three tools of writing, learning more advanced techniques for each tool. Students who have completed the Lost Tools of Writing Level 1 may register for this tutorial. The estimated workload is 4 hours/week.