In this course we will read and discuss great works of 19th Century literature including Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, and Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov as we learn to make decisions about a future action using LTW Level III as our guide. In Level III we will learn to write the Deliberative Essay where we assume a perspective, find a necessary question, generate an issue, and attempt to persuade the audience (the decision-maker) to act: either to implement a change (the proposal) or to maintain the status quo. We learn special topics to find advantages: honor and/or utility. In addition, we add three new and powerful tools: the modes of persuasion, the four causes, and analogical reasoning. The deliberative outline adapts the elements (amplification, narratio, proof, etc.) to the needs of the deliberative address. New schemes and tropes are included, along with paragraph coherence and cohesion.

Suggested Age: 15 years and up

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfactorily completed courses in LTW I & II. Admission to the LTW III is by invitation/permission only.

Required Texts:

  • The Lost Tools of Writing Level Three - Complete Guide
  • Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
  • A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Author), Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator) ISBN-10 : 0374528373 ISBN-13 : 978-0374528379

Registration Numbers: Minimum 4; Maximum 14