August 16, 2019
This course may be the follow-up to Logical Communication — a course that emphasizes flow that is logical organization of ideas. The emphasis of this course, in comparison, is insight: those fleeting, intuitive leaps and connections all of us make at some point — magic glimpses of understanding, as well as wisdom.
Inside our lives that are daily we seldom capture our insights, seldom record them or explore them. Yet they make for splendid essays. Students in this program, accordingly, are trained, first, to note and record their own observations and insights; second, to explore them in the form of essays.
In schools, the essay is generally presented to students as a peculiar artifact regarding the classroom, unrelated to the outside world. Students started to understand the essay as an unpleasant but necessary academic chore, one properly conducted in a rigid and tedious form, like the five-paragraph essay.
In keeping with this process, students are usually asked to write essays before they’ve actually read any.
Everything about this approach does students a real disservice. The truth is, essays play a role that is vital the real world: they are the principal forum for sharing insights or discoveries or for hashing out controversies. In just about any field of human endeavor — science, economics, history, law, foreign policy, you name it — the leaders or pioneers in the field invariably seek out the essay while the medium of preference for discussing new developments out from the frontiers of discovery. So in almost every field, the absolute most important discussions and debates take place in the shape of essays.
In addition, traditional writing instruction leaves students ill-prepared for writing challenges they will soon face — e.g., college-admissions essays, scholarship-application essays — which bear little resemblance into the five-paragraph essay. Students in this program, by comparison, emerge not merely with relevant training for writing essays that are such they emerge with a toolkit for producing them with great efficiency.
It is no accident that this course is known as Essay Writing & Appreciation: our students read a number of the finest essays ever written. In this program, moreover, the essays have been selected for their insights that are astonishing.
Comprehending the essay form and what it may achieve is really important into the intent behind the program: equipping students to state their own thoughts and insights in writing. The course prepares our students to participate in the real world of essays — discussions conducted by leaders in whatever fields our students may pursue in this manner.
Students in this course undertake a number of class activities and homework. In addition to analyzing and reading essays by great writers, our students:
The fee with this two-semester course is $ 1340.
($670 per semester).
This course comprises:
Writing is one of the most difficult subjects to teach — and partly because it is not an individual skill that is complex but alternatively a host of skills, all different and intertwined. Additionally, it is a process — and like all processes that are complex it really is susceptible to inefficient, i.e., time-wasting, approaches.
To publish effectively, students will need to have:
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