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The Writer’s Workshop takes an approach to teaching writing that is new only because it is so old. Today, rhetoric and composition typically proceed by ignoring what was done for 2500 years in Western education. Gregory Roper, on the other hand, helps students learn to write in the way the great writers of the past learned: by carefully imitating masters of the craft, including Cicero, Thomas Aquinas, Charles Dickens, Sojourner Truth, James Joyce, and Ernest Hemingway. By living in their workshops and imitating these and other masters, apprentice writers – like apprentice musicians, painters, and blacksmiths of the past – will rapidly improve the complexity of their art and discover their own native voices.
This course is different from many of our other courses. Students will be assigned a tutor and enrolled in a small peer group where writing will be shared, critiqued, and celebrated. This is an ideal opportunity for students in their last two years of secondary school to develop advanced composition techniques.
Advanced English Composition is a full year ONE credit on-line course typically done by students in Grade 11 or 12. Each class begins in September of the academic year.