Just the Beginning
The Lost Tools of Writing™ strives to attain two ends:
- First, to cultivate wisdom and virtue in students through the practice of classical composition.
- Second, to provide a curriculum that enables teachers to teach composition following the classical modes of instruction.
As a result, students and teachers both gain judgment, discretion, and discernment in their writing and teaching while renewing their enthusiasm for the joys of learning.
The Lost Tools of Writing™ Level One does not presume to be the culmination of a student’s writing career. Rather, it lays the foundation for higher level thinking, writing, and speaking skills. It prepares students for intensive readings of great works, story-telling, poetry writing, oratory, debate, teaching, and other human activities that involve thinking, communication, and decision making. It lays the foundations for high school and college-level writing and thinking.