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Introduction to Composition

Offered 2019-2020!

This course is the foundational writing course for all Scriptorium students. It provides formal instruction in grammar, logic, rhetoric, writing, and how to study literature.

***Open to middle and high school students, the course is pre-requisite or co-requisite for all high school-level Scriptorium courses.

REQUIRED TEXTS – For most of the books below, any edition/translation may be used, but hard copies are required.

  • Vitto – Grammar by Diagram (Required 2nd edition ISBN: 9781551117782)
  • The Art of Argument Student Workbook (Required ISBN: 9781600510182) – Available from Classical Academic Press
  • Lost Tools of Writing, Level I Student Workbook (Required from CiRCE Institute)
  • Top 500 Poems (Recommended: Harmon editor, ISBN: 9780231080286)
  • Ovid – Metamorphoses (Recommended: Lombardo translation/Hackett, ISBN: 9781603843072)
  • Shakespeare – Julius Caesar (Recommended: Ignatius Press edition, ISBN: 9781586176167)
  • The Song of Roland (Recommended: Sayers translation/Penguin, ISBN: 9780140440751)
  • Shakespeare – Merchant of Venice (Recommended: Ignatius Press edition, ISBN: 9781586173203)
  • Wodehouse – The Code of the Woosters (Recommended: Norton paperback, ISBN: 9780393339819)

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