Advanced Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind

Course Description


Single-semester course. A truly advanced English grammar course for students who have mastered basic and intermediate concepts but have not studied advanced sentence structure and function. We will cover modifiers, advanced verbs, troublesome grammatical elements, and diagramming. 

Click here for an explanation of our writing and grammar curriculum, and sample course sequences.

Please note: Intermediate Grammar is a prerequisite for this course. If you feel that your student has a solid grasp of sentence diagramming, but has not taken Intermediate Grammar with WTMA, please email [email protected] to request enrollment. Instructor approval required without prerequisite.

Prerequisite: Intermediate Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind; Intermediate or Advanced Grammar Placement Test 

Example Syllabus (Download the PDF)

Required Texts (Available through Well-Trained Mind Press):

  • Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Purple Workbook

Recommended Texts (Available through Well-Trained Mind Press):

  • Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Comprehensive Handbook of Rules
  • Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Key to Purple Workbook

Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.

Class cap: 15 students.

Students in grades 9-12 may be awarded .5 Language Arts credit upon completion of this course.