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  • Item #: 018491
    ISBN: 9781930953444
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    This text is by the same author and follows the same standards and format as Traditional Logic. Basically, it is a guided tour through Aristotle's Rhetoric, and you will need a copy of that book to complete the course. It covers the first two books of Aristotle's thoughts on writing and oratory, basically concerning the speaker and the audience. Those familiar with Aristotle will know that he valued content and quality of writing more than technique, and this study reflects that philosophy. It should be noted that this is not an introductory course on writing, but is meant to refine those skills that students should already have, for the specific purpose of persuasion. The book is well laid out and is designed so that students can be taught even by those with little experience with this topic. The course is designed to be consumable and will lead students every step of the way through a study on rhetoric over the course of a year. Tips on how teachers can grade the work and keep students accountable are included in the book. The first part of the course covers Book One of Aristotle's Rhetoric: "Rhetoric as it Concerns the Speaker". It starts with lessons on the scope and purpose of rhetoric and the definition and division of rhetoric. The rest of the speaker section is then divided into political, ceremonial, and forensic rhetoric, with several lessons per topic. The second part of the book then covers Book Two of Aristotle's Rhetoric: "Rhetoric as it Concerns the Audience". It then gives a basic introduction to Aristotle's views on the subject and gives lessons covering Pathos, Ethos, and Logos. The text includes several ways to test students and helps them to thoroughly review and understand the content. Reading Comprehension Questions are the main part of the course and are designed to help students glean as much from Aristotle's Rhetoric as possible by completing short answer questions. Evaluating Writing Assignments require that the student not only know what Aristotle said, but assess it on the basis of their own assumptions, which may differ from Aristotle's. Weekly Research and Writing Assignments are designed to apply the lessons the student has learned. Reading Lessons are made up of questions based on Mortimer Adler's How to Read a Book, which are designed to help the student fully understand what, how, and why Aristotle says what he does. Logic and Latin Review Questions are review questions related to Traditional Logic. Though that book is not a prerequisite for this course and these questions can be skipped, the author does recommend completing that before beginning this. Finally, there are Case Study Analyses focusing on four speeches, which are classic examples of the three kinds of speeches discussed by Aristotle. Each case study is accompanied by questions relevant to the section of Aristotle just covered. These are designed as models for the students to imitate in their own persuasive discourse. The user-friendly format and multiple-aspects of reviewing make this a very complete review and guide for Aristotle's Rhetoric. A Teacher Key can be purchased separately and provides detailed answers for the lessons and exercises. ~ Rachel S.
  • Item #: 031133
    ISBN: 9781591280781
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    Rhetoric! Does the very word strike fear, confusion, or disinterest? It's really much more than "effective communication," although that would be the modern so-called equivalent. But classical rhetoric refers to thinking skills and an understanding of classical literature as much as it does to speaking skills. This course offers students the opportunity to gain a solid grasp of what rhetoric is and how to master the art. There are 31 lessons (3-7 pgs each) which teach each aspect of classical rhetoric, giving examples and providing diagnostic questions. Sidebar quotes from classical works on rhetoric illustrate and augment the lesson. Passages from these classical works are listed as suggested reading assignments. A writing exercise and review questions conclude each lesson. Two questions permeate all of the lessons: 1) How does classical rhetoric intersect with Christian faith? 2) What does classical rhetoric mean in the modern world? Students can use this book in two ways – either as a stand alone course used over one semester or as a companion to historic rhetoric texts for a full year's course. This course will especially be appreciated by students pursuing a Classical Education or, maybe more so, by ones who did not. I would recommend using this before your first college-level course. 157 pgs. pb ~ Janice
  • Item #: 033461
    ISBN: 9780486437934
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    A student of the Greek philosopher Plato, Aristotle would ultimately become one of the most influential Greek philosophers himself. A man well known for his philosophies on various topics such as science, politics, and history, Aristotle disagreed with Plato's thinking on the subject of rhetoric. While Plato considered rhetoric to be a "practice of flattery and artifice with little relationship to truth," Aristotle defined rhetoric to be "the study of the means of persuasion" and regarded the art of rhetoric as a legitimate skill that can be studied. Aristotle's Rhetoric is a definitive analysis on the topic and provides his methodology on combining the tools of persuasion for an effective presentation in both oral and written form. Divided into three parts, this book covers the speaker, the audience, and the speech itself. 171 pgs, pb. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 058683
    ISBN: 9780205175482
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    "Ancient" for "Contemporary" identifies the focal assertion of this course: the importance of studying rhetoric as taught and presented by the ancients but with the necessity of bringing it into context by applications to contemporary situations. For example, the ancients probably did very little writing of their arguments until after they were formulated but modern methodologies rely on writing as part of the compositional process. Chosen by Veritas as their resource text for rhetoric for this combination of old methodologies brought into the twenty-first century context, you'll find here a thorough study of classical/ancient rhetoric – invention, arrangement, styles, memory, and delivery. Each chapter looks at one aspect or skill of rhetoric and compares examples drawn from the ancients with contemporary examples. Always the emphasis is on a comprehensive understanding of what is being taught in ancient rhetoric but with an eye to contemporary applications. Chapters are predominantly instructional text but do include some discussion questions, and one or more sets of activities/projects complete each chapter.

    There is a wealth of solid, instructional information here, but the presentation is undeniably designed for a teacher-centric classroom. Nevertheless, careful reading of the text will provide a thorough examination of classical rhetoric and give the reader an astounding understanding of how it is being constantly applied in today's culture. 389 pgs, hb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 003606
    ISBN: 9781930953550
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  • Item #: 018490
    ISBN: 9781930953451
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  • Item #: 029595
    ISBN: 9780075546023
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    Two of Aristotle's greatest works, translated and available in one volume. Rhetoric has been translated by W. Rhys Roberts and Poetics by Ingram Bywater.

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  • Item #: 031164
    ISBN: 9781591281030
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) At the end of each of the thirty-two lessons in The Rhetoric Companion text are assignments, recommended readings from classical sources, and review questions. Organized by lesson, this nifty booklet contains the answer to every "lesson review" question. It's a valuable tool for a teacher who quickly needs the definition for pathos, the last canon of rhetoric, a quick discussion of ad baculum, or perhaps a couple examples of dactylic words.
  • Item #: 057417
    ISBN: 9781411470262
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    Publisher description: Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, these study companions and reference tools cover a wide range of college and graduate school subjects, from Business and Computer Programming to Medicine, Law, and Languages. They'll give you what it takes to find success in school and beyond. Outlines and summaries cover key points, while diagrams and tables make difficult concepts easier to grasp.

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  • Item #: 059525
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  • Item #: 059530
    ISBN: 9781600512759
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  • Item #: 059531
    ISBN: 9781600512766
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  • Item #: 059532
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    This course will introduce six-paragraph essays, supporting a thesis statement, arguments for/against, and inventing soliloquies to support an argument.

  • Item #: 059533
    ISBN: 9781600512773
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  • Item #: 059534
    ISBN: 9781600512780
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  • Item #: 059115
    ISBN: 9781600512353
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    (Description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) A Creative Approach to the Classical Progymnasmata—Think of the progymnasmata as a step-by-step apprenticeship in the art of writing and rhetoric. What is an apprentice? It is a young person who is learning a skill from a master teacher. Our students will serve as apprentices to the great writers and great stories of history.

    Students are often expected to write with no clear model before them. Modern composition scolds traditional writing instruction as rote and unimaginative. It takes imitation to task for a lack of freedom and personal expression. And yet, effective communication from writer to reader always requires some sort of form and structure. Many of history's greatest writers learned by imitation. In other words, writing takes the same kind of determined study as ballet or diving. Creativity uses conventional form as a stage or a springboard from which to launch grand jetés and somersaults. Too often students are expected to tackle complex writing assignments without learning the necessary intermediate steps. The assumption is that because most everyone can speak English well enough to be understood, and form letters with a pencil, that everyone should be able to write well. Yet how many of us would expect a child to sit at a piano, without piano lessons, and play a concerto? Writing is never automatic.

    The Writing & Rhetoric series method employs fluent reading, careful listening, models for imitation, and progressive steps. It assumes that students learn best by reading excellent, whole-story examples of literature and by growing their skills through imitation. Each exercise is intended to impart a skill (or tool) that can be employed in all kinds of writing and speaking. The exercises are arranged from simple to more complex. What's more, the exercises are cumulative, meaning that later exercises incorporate the skills acquired in preceding exercises. This series is a step-by-step apprenticeship in the art of writing and rhetoric.

    This book exposes students to new genres of story, including historical narrative and legend. It includes a variety of culturally important examples. All of the skills practiced in Narrative I are extended and new skill sets are introduced, including identifying the difference between fact and opinion and learning to ask the five Ws of a historical narrative: who, what, when, where, why.

    Lessons includes: how to define and identify types of narrative, how to outline stories, how to get a story off the ground, how the protagonist and antagonist develop the central story conflict, how to discern the difference between fact and opion in historical narrative and legend, how to identify the Five W's of an historical narrative—who, what, when, where, why; how to summarize a longer narrative in writing, rewriting: what happens when you change the point ofview and the protagonist, how to appy storytelling skills, elocution skills and oration.
  • Item #: 059116
    ISBN: 9781600512360
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    (Description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) A Creative Approach to the Classical Progymnasmata—Think of the progymnasmata as a step-by-step apprenticeship in the art of writing and rhetoric. What is an apprentice? It is a young person who is learning a skill from a master teacher. Our students will serve as apprentices to the great writers and great stories of history.

    Students are often expected to write with no clear model before them. Modern composition scolds traditional writing instruction as rote and unimaginative. It takes imitation to task for a lack of freedom and personal expression. And yet, effective communication from writer to reader always requires some sort of form and structure. Many of history's greatest writers learned by imitation. In other words, writing takes the same kind of determined study as ballet or diving. Creativity uses conventional form as a stage or a springboard from which to launch grand jetés and somersaults. Too often students are expected to tackle complex writing assignments without learning the necessary intermediate steps. The assumption is that because most everyone can speak English well enough to be understood, and form letters with a pencil, that everyone should be able to write well. Yet how many of us would expect a child to sit at a piano, without piano lessons, and play a concerto? Writing is never automatic.

    The Writing & Rhetoric series method employs fluent reading, careful listening, models for imitation, and progressive steps. It assumes that students learn best by reading excellent, whole-story examples of literature and by growing their skills through imitation. Each exercise is intended to impart a skill (or tool) that can be employed in all kinds of writing and speaking. The exercises are arranged from simple to more complex. What's more, the exercises are cumulative, meaning that later exercises incorporate the skills acquired in preceding exercises. This series is a step-by-step apprenticeship in the art of writing and rhetoric.

    This book exposes students to new genres of story, including historical narrative and legend. It includes a variety of culturally important examples. All of the skills practiced in Narrative I are extended and new skill sets are introduced, including identifying the difference between fact and opinion and learning to ask the five Ws of a historical narrative: who, what, when, where, why.

    Lessons includes: how to define and identify types of narrative, how to outline stories, how to get a story off the ground, how the protagonist and antagonist develop the central story conflict, how to discern the difference between fact and opion in historical narrative and legend, how to identify the Five W's of an historical narrative—who, what, when, where, why; how to summarize a longer narrative in writing, rewriting: what happens when you change the point ofview and the protagonist, how to appy storytelling skills, elocution skills and oration.
  • Item #: 059526
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  • Item #: 059527
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  • Item #: 059528
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  • Item #: 059529
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    Includes 12 lessons utilizing fables, historical narratives and legends. Builds previous skills and also covers four-paragraph essays, outlines, comparison and contrast, using quotes to support an argument, delivering writing orally and revising.

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