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Rhetoric II, Expression of Thought

High School


1 Year, September-June

Enrollment in Grades 9-12; Classical Writing 2 or equivalent as determined by placement assessment and enrollment in grades 9-12.


Your Instructor

Sister Mary Magdalene

I am a former graduate of QAS. I enjoy writing and playing the violin during my free time. I have taught high school English at QAS Academy for ten years. I especially enjoy the introductory writing series when students realize they can, in fact, become great writers.

Sister Mary Magdalene

About the Course

Rhetoric II is the second of a three-part series on the art of composition. The series is organized according to the three stages in writing or speaking; namely, the development of the thought, the arrangement of the thought, and the expression of the thought.

Rhetoric II focuses on the arrangement and expression of thought. The course proposes a wealth of models from a variety of authors for analysis of style. The students build on previous knowledge by imitation, but also learn to apply the tone and style of the author.

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