Lost Tools of Writing Summer Course - Level Three

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 4:00pm to Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 6:00pm

Leader: April Langan

When: June 14 - July 26 (break during Nat'l Conference July 12) Tuesdays 4-6pm

Cost: $97 without assessment, $127 with assessment


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>> $97 for 6 weeks, 2 hours each session, no writing assignments, no assessments, no certificate of completion.

>> $127 for 6 weeks, 2 hours each session, scheduled writing assignments, assessments, and a certificate of completion.


This summer course will offer an introduction to The Lost Tools of Writing Level III led by CiRCE Certified Master Teacher April Langan. Building on the persuasive essay learned in LTW Level I and the judicial address learned in Level II, you will explore the deliberative address.

Over six sessions, this class for adults will model the teaching process, develop advanced writing skills, master additional forms of the persuasive address, and practice tools you’ll use for the arts of verse and storytelling. In this shortened course, the big picture of LTW III will be covered along with the difficulties students and teachers sometimes experience. Working through sample lessons, the two hour webinar-style class will provide growth and understanding, as well as the opportunity for questions and discussion.

You will be introduced to the deliberative address’ Special Topics used to generate ideas and add three new tools to your toolbox: the modes of persuasion, the four causes, and analogical reasoning. With the deliberative outline, you will adapt the elements (amplification, narratio, proof, etc.) to the needs of the deliberative address.

Finally, your argument deserves and needs to be expressed appropriately, so we will practice tools that encourage clarity, coherence, and cohesion of your ideas. Join us for this exciting opportunity to further your understanding of the deliberative address in preparation for all of your future decision-making.



Attendees should have a working knowledge of the three canons of rhetoric practiced in LTW I and II: invention, arrangement, and elocution. Familiarity with the 5 Common Topics and the tools of arrangement presented in level one is also recommended. Required Reading In preparation for the course, reading The Lost Tool of Writing Level III introduction and appendices is required. Teaching and reading individual lessons during the class weeks is also helpful.

Class Times

Tuesday, June 14 2022, 4:00 - 6:00pm EDT

Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 4:00 - 6:00pm EDT

Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 4:00 - 6:00pm EDT

Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 4:00 - 6:00pm EDT

Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 4:00 - 6:00pm EDT

Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 4:00 - 6:00pm EDT

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