Preparation for Rhetoric Writing

Full-year course. One-year “crash course” preparation for high school rhetoric. Designed for high school students who have missed the prerequisites (at the suggested middle school grades) and need additional training before beginning a formal rhetoric course. Prepares students for entering Rhetoric I. Click here for an explanation of our writing and grammar curriculum, and sample course sequences.

For additional help in placement, see our writing assessment, which will be evaluated by Academy writing instructors. 

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Preparation for Rhetoric Writing Information

  • Example Syllabus
  • Class meets three times per week for 50-55 minutes, or twice per week for one hour and fifteen minutes.
  • Class cap: average 12 students.
  • Designed for grades 9-11.
  • High school students may be awarded 1 Language Arts credit upon completion of this course. 

Course Materials

  • Course text:
    • Excerpts from Writing With Skill, Levels 1-3
      • PDF access provided by the instructor.

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