Traditional principles. Contemporary methods. Unparalleled results.
This groundbreaking new writing series combines time-tested classical techniquesthe imitation and analysis of great writerswith original composition exercises in history, science, biography, and literature.Skills Taught:
• One- and two-level outlining
• Writing chronological narratives, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences across the curriculum
• Constructing basic literary essays on fiction and poetry
• Researching and documenting source material
• First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and compositionFeatures of the program:
• Writing assignments are modeled on examples from great literature and classic nonfiction
• All source material for assignments is providedno other books are needed
• This Instructor Text provides scripted dialogue to use when the student has difficulty, plus detailed guidance on how to evaluate the student’s work
• Student Workbook (sold separately) encourages independence by directing all assignments to the student
• First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition
About the Author
Susan Wise Bauer is a writer, educator, and historian. Her previous books include the Writing With Ease, Writing With Skill, and Story of the World series from Well-Trained Mind Press, as well as The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, Rethinking School, The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, and the History of the World series, all from W. W. W. Norton. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary.